The aviation sector has reached 92% of its pre-COVID pandemic level

In 2023, the Bulgarian aviation sector has reached 92% of its 2019 results. This became clear during the Annual Awards of the Association of Bulgarian Airlines (ABA), where the annual analysis of the Bulgarian aviation market was also presented. Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Anna Mihneva-Natova presented one of the awards to prof. Boris Bornev. The award is for his contribution to the preservation of the historical heritage of Bulgarian civil aviation and in the training of aviation cadres.

ABA Chairman Svetoslav Stanulov reported an increase in passengers on international flights from Bulgarian airports. More than 85% of Bulgarian airlines' aircraft operated in markets with traffic between airports outside Bulgaria. The high European level of competence of the State Enterprise ‘Air Traffic Control’ was also noted, as well as the increased standard of airspace services.

The Director General of the Civil Aviation Administration, Anelia Marinova, said that together with the aviation industry they are actively working for the development of this promising sector while maintaining safety levels. She pointed out that options were being explored with industry to ease the training conditions for pilots and aviation staff.