SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 14 (SeeNews) – Passenger traffic at Bulgarian airports in Varna and Burgas increased 86.4% per year to almost 1.9 million in the eleven months to November, said the German group Fraport, which operates the two coastal airports.
Passenger traffic at Varna Airport increased 59.9% year-on-year to 954,433 over the January-November period, while passengers at Burgas Airport more than doubled to 943,989, a The Fraport Group said in a statement Monday.
Cargo handled at the two airports increased 56.9% year-on-year to 4,579 t during the period under review. Aircraft take-offs and landings increased 60.4% to 16,821.
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 of Fraport and the Bulgarian company BM Star.
Fraport Group airports around the world largely continued their positive passenger trend in November 2021, with most of them seeing significant passenger growth, according to the statement.
Elsewhere in South-Eastern Europe, Fraport Group operates the airport in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, as well as 14 airports in Greece. The group also operates an airport in Antalya, Turkey.