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Investments of over 12 million Leva in Black Sea airports in 2020

4.9 million is the number of passengers welcomed at Varna and Burgas airports last year which operate 35,000 flights by Bulgarian and foreign airlines.

Despite a 50 percent increase in traffic over the 2015-2018 period, the concessionaire of the two airports Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD  registered a 10.7 percent drop in passenger traffic at the two airports in 2019. The target for 2020 is to reverse this tendency and return to growth. That is why efforts are being invested in popularizing the Bulgarian Black Sea coast as a destination that will meet the requirements of the most demanding of customers. The concessionaire company of the two airports will, once again this year, be taking part in the travel fairs in London, Berlin and Moscow, and will hold many meetings with representatives of European and world airlines. Each one of them has its own criteria for adding one destination or another to the ones they are already offering. Leading criteria include the amount of interest in travelling to a given destination and the tourist potential of the region in question. Another important factor is whether the airline is able to fly there regularly.


The investments the concessionaire is planning for the airports in Varna and Burgas in 2020 amount to over 12 million Leva. Over the past 13 years it has invested over 395 million Leva.


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