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Bulgaria Burgas Airport Records Fall in Passengers in July y/y

Date: 29.08.2009

Air Via airline company alone has served as many as 687 flights to Germany from the beginning of the year till August. Photo by http://www.air-via.com/ The airport in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas marked a slight decrease in the number of passengers it processed in July on an annual base, German firm Fraport, who owns a 35-year concession for the airport, said.

Despite expectations for heavy traffic, the passengers served at Burgas airports in July were down by 11.4% year-upon-year totaling 499 148. The airport however reported a 30% increase in the number of passengers in the second quarter in comparison with the same period the previous year.

The airport management pointed out that some tour operators report a rise in the tourists who grabbed last-minute offers, while others recorded a considerable fall in bookings.

Tourists from Germany, traditionally the primary market for visitors to Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, account for the biggest part of passengers served at the airport - 207 851 from the beginning of the year till August.

There are 25 airlines flying to 20 destinations in Germany.

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