London/Heathrow remained the EU's busiest passenger airport in 2018, with 80 million passengers handled, slightly up (+3%) compared with 2017. Paris/Charles de Gaulle (72 million, +4%), Amsterdam/Schiphol (71 million, +4%), Frankfurt/Main (69 million, +8%) and Madrid/Barajas (56 milion, +9%) completed the top 5 of the busiest airports in the EU.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, welcomed 1 new, highly efficient Airbus A320 in Bulgaria and launched 6 new routes from Varna. The new destinations from the sea capital are Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Liverpool and Paris, with the first flights from Varna to Copenhagen, Hamburg and Berlin.
Wizz Air will increase the capacity of its base in Varna with another Airbus A320, the company announced at a press conference today. Thus, the total number of machines based in Bulgaria is 9 - seven in Sofia and two in our seaside capital. Thanks to the new aircraft, Wizz Air will add another 6 routes from Varna to Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Liverpool and Copenhagen.
The number of passengers attended by Sofia Airport reached four million on Monday, a record high, airport officials say.
Of them, 1.5 million flew to or from Terminal 1, and 2.5 million used Terminal 2, which opened in 2006.
Last year, some 3.8 million people departed from or arrived at the airport.
Atatürk Airport in Istanbul broke its air traffic record on May 14 when a total of 1,375 planes took off and landed.
Landings and take-offs from Istanbul's main airport increase as summer season opens.
Do?an News Agency reported on May 16 that the latest record came as the efforts to expand Atatürk Airport continued.