Bulgaria’s transport ministry signed on Wednesday a deal with a consortium led by asset manager Meridiam to run and operate Sofia Airport, the Balkan country’s main air transport hub, for 35 years, the government said.
The French-German consortium SOF Connect has been selected to operate Sofia Airport in the next 35 years. The decision of the concession award commission was announced Wednesday by Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov. He said that all five bidders placed very strong offers.
Bulgarian authorities announced on Thursday that they had accepted the offers of all five international bidders for the concession of Sofia Airport. The procedure that will give the selected consortium a 35-year right to develop Bulgaria's largest airport would be completed by the beginning of June, Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov said.