Concessionaire agreement signed for Sofia Airport


The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport and the SOF Connect consortium have signed a concessionaire agreement to develop Sofia Airport.

The consortium members – Meridiam, Strabag and Munich Airport – will now work together with all the stakeholders to make the Bulgarian gateway 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.

Our ambition is for Sofia Airport to become an enabler of growth for Bulgaria

Thierry Déau CEO, Meridiam

“World-class sustainability and resilience standards will be applied to transform Sofia Airport into a success story that will benefit the Bulgarian citizens, the airport employees and partners.”

The consortium said the 35-year public-private partnership deal will lead to new technologies, increased levels of service and improved efficiency of airport facilities.

Munich Airport will provide its industry knowledge a nd 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 long-standing experience as a successful airport operator and look forward to bringing our best practices to Sofia.”

Meridiam, Strabag and Munich Airport have formed a consortium to redevelop the Bulgarian gateway