Concessionaire agreement signed for Sofia Airport

(Photo: Sofia Airport)

The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport and the SOF Connect consortium has signed a concessionaire agreement for the development Sofia Airport.

The consortium members, Meridiam, Strabag and Munich Airport will now work together with all the stakeholders to make Sofia Airport more attractive to customers.

Thierry Déau, founder and CEO of Meridiam, commented: “Our ambition is for Sofia Airport to become an enabler of social, economic, environmental and inclusive growth that contributes to Sofia, its region and Bulgaria. World-class, sustainability and resilience standards will be applied to transform Sofia Airport in a success story which will benefit the Bulgarian citizens, the airport employees and partners.”

The consortium said 35-year public-private partnership deal will lead to the implementing of new technologies, increasing the level of service and improving the efficiency of airport facilities.

Munich Airport will be providing its industry knowledge and market outreach – especially in terms of airline marketing, route development, passenger experience, smart airport development, airport city development and operational efficiency.

Jost Lammers, president and CEO at Munich Airport commented: “We have a long-standing experience as successful airport operator and look forward to bringing our best practices to Sofia.”