Munich Airport and partners take over operations at Sofia Airport

The group have revealed plans to build a new terminal within the next ten years

Munich Airport and a consortium SOF Connect, which consists of French investor Meridiam and Austrian developer Strabag, have taken over the operation of Bulgaria’s main international hub.

The group are committed to investing more than €624m (£540m) over the course of the concession and are planning to build a new Terminal 3 over the next decade. 

Sofia Airport
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“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,” said Marcus Spahn, chief commercial officer SOF Connect, who has joined the consortium’s management team on behalf of the German facility.

Ralf Gaffal, managing director of Munich Airport, wants to transform the Bulgarian capital’s hub into “an engine and impetus for social, economic, environmental and inclusive growth”.