Munich Airport and partners begin operating Sofia Airport

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Munich Airport and the SOF Connect consortium – consisting of the French investor Meridiam and the Austrian developer Strabag – have taken over the full responsibilities and business activities related to the operation of Bulgaria’s capital airport. SOF Connect says is committed to investing at least €624m (US$749.5m) over the life of the concession and building a new Terminal 3 for the airport within the first 10 years of the concession.

“Our mission is to transform Sofia Airport into a top modern and competitive European airport and to make Sofia Airport an engine and impetus for social, economic, environmental and inclusive growth for Sofia, its region and Bulgaria,” said Dr Ralf Gaffal, managing director of Munich Airport International.

Marcus Spahn, chief commercial officer of SOF Connect, added, “We have a clear vision for the commercial development of Sofia Airport. Our team will be introducing best-in-class shopping and dining concepts and is excited to work with local partners to bring the best of Bulgaria and downtown Sofia to the airport.”

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