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Passenger numbers at Bulgarian Varna and Burgas airports soar in January

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 16 (SeeNews) – Total passenger traffic at the Bulgarian airports of Varna and Burgas rose to 58,449 in January from 22,177 in the same month of 2021, said the German group Fraport, which operates the two coastal airports.

“The Fraport Group’s airports worldwide continued to show a positive passenger trend in January 2022. Most of the Group’s airports achieved significant passenger gains, with some exceeding 100% year-on-year growth. the other – albeit compared to heavily reduced traffic levels in January 2021,” Fraport said in a statement last week.

Passenger traffic at Varna airport rose to 47,364 in January from 20,468 in the same month of 2021, while passengers at Burgas airport rose to 11,085 from 1,709.

Cargo handled at the two airports fell 73% year-on-year to 138 tonnes in the month under review. Plane take-offs and landings rose to 652 in January from 324 recorded a year earlier.

Burgas and Varna airports are managed by Fraport Twin Star Airport Management under a 35-year concession contract awarded in 2006. Fraport Twin Star Airport Management is a 60/40 joint venture between Fraport and the Bulgarian company BMStar.

Elsewhere in South Eastern Europe, the Fraport Group operates the airport in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, as well as 14 airports in Greece. The group also operates an airport in Antalya, Turkey.