For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, on Sunday BULATSA serviced 3082 flights over Bulgaria without delays.
After the lifting of restrictions on passenger transport, in the second quarter of 2022 there is an intensive recovery in the number of flights. Traffic levels vary between 85-95% on a daily basis compared to the number of flights in 2019, reaching up to 98% on the weekends. So far, there are registered single cases in which the daily levels now surpass those of the respective days in 2019.
Traffic in our airspace is expected to continue to recover, with some shift to the west in the flows and concentration in the central sectors due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
The development of the conflict, the prices of energy carriers and their impact on the world economy and the COVID-19 pandemic will be key to the future development. An important factor will be the ability of airports and airlines to cope with the peak demand, because some flights are being canceled due to the lack of personnel in those two sectors.
The air traffic controllers in BULATSA are prepared for the increased traffic and all measures have been taken to ensure safe flight services. The expected highest values are in July and August.