27 companies are interested in a concession deal for Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday.
At the ceremonial opening of Etihad Airways' unified service center, Vucic said the companies included five firms from China, as well as others from France, Germany and other countries, Tanjug reported.
Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD won the award of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce for large enterprise for 2016.
The company-concessionaire of the airports in Varna and Burgas invested EUR 6.1 M in movable assets and IT equipment in the two airports in 2016.
The company hired 31% more seasonal employees, compared to the summer of 2015.
Nearly 50 million passengers have departed and arrived at Sofia Airport in 2016.
This is a record for Bulgaria's capital Airport.
Passengers serviced were 22% year-on-year.
Total number of passengers was 4,980,387. Out of these, over 2.3 million were serviced at Terminal 1, while another 2.6 million were serviced at Terminal 2.
Bulgaria Air will launch additional flights to 9 destinations for the winter holidays. These include Palma de Majorca, Lisbon, the third biggest city in Cyprus - Larnaca and the Spanish capital Madrid.
Due to increased interest, more planes will fly to Frankfurt, Zurich, London, Vienna and Moscow as well.