The airport of the Bulgarian capital serviced 418 846 passengers in August, which represented an increase of 11 % compared to the same month in 2014.

August is traditionally the busiest month for Sofia Airport, daily Dnevnik informs.

More than 14 300 traveled on the five low-cost direct routes, which were launched by Wizz Air at the end of July – Geneva, Naples, Cologne, Memmingen (Munich West) and Bari. The number of passengers serviced at terminal 1 reached 152 000 passengers, recording an increase of 25 %. The increase reported at terminal 2 was 2.2 %, with the number of passengers serviced amounting to 263 000. There were increases both in the number of passengers flying to international destinations (9.6 %) as well as of those traveling on regular domestic flights (4.8 %).

There was also an increase in the number of charter flights by 38 %. The number of serviced airplanes amounted to 4233, which represented an increase of 9 % compared to August last year. The majority of the planes – 77 % conducted international flights, while 7 % traveled on domestic routes. The volume of the cargo processed at the airport amounted to 1434 tonnes, which represented an increase of 16 %.