Munich Airport and Partners Commence Operations of Sofia Airport

Munich Airport and Partners Commence Operations of Sofia Airport

As of Monday 19 April 2021, Munich Airport and the consortium “SOF Connect” – consisting of the French investor Meridiam, the Austrian developer Strabag – have taken over the full responsibilities and business activities related to the operation of Sofia Airport.

Managing Director Munich Airport International, Dr. Ralf Gaffal, said:

“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.”

SOF Connect is committed to investing at least 624 million euros over the life of the concession and build a brand new Terminal 3 for the airport within the first 10 years of the concession.

Chief Commercial Officer SOF Connect, who joins the SOF Connect management team on behalf of Munich Airport, Marcus Spahn, 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.”

Munich Airport International (MAI) offers airport management, consulting and training services worldwide. Over the past 30 years Munich Airport Group has evolved from being the leading ORAT service provider to a global airport operator.

Munich Sofia Airport
Munich Airport and its consortium partners take over the full responsibilities and business activities related to the operation of Bulgaria’s capital airport.

Together with our affiliated companies, we have a proven track record of more than 110 successfully delivered projects across more than 40 countries. We are recognized as trusted partner for smart money and ambitious airports throughout the world.

MAI provides best practice solutions for the entire airport life cycle, including bid advisory services for airport privatizations, airport masterplan and design, operational readiness and airport transfer (ORAT), efficient and sustainable airport operations, optimization of aviation and non-aviation revenues, tailor-made training programs, as well as comprehensive airport management.

This article was originally published by Flughafen München GmbH.

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