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Sofia Airport passenger traffic rises 2.1% in 2019, cargo grows 7.8%

Author Mario Tanev
Sofia Airport passenger traffic rises 2.1% in 2019, cargo grows 7.8% Author: Sofia Airport / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 16 (SeeNews) - Passenger traffic at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport rose by an annual 2.1% to 7.1 million people in 2019, data from the airport operator showed.

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Sofia Airport increased by 1% 61,371 last year, according to Sofia Airport statistics.

Cargo handled at the airport grew 7.8% to 23,987 t. in 2019.

In July, Bulgaria's transport ministry picked a consortium led by French-based Meridiam Eastern European Investments as winner of a tender for awarding a 35-year concession contract to run Sofia Airport. The ministry's decision was appealed by all four other candidates, which filed bids for the contract, but the complaints were dismissed by the competition regulator. 

The regulator's decision was subsequently challenged by one of the bidders in the tender.

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