Bratislava airport handles more passengers annually

BRATISLAVA’S Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport (BTS) handled 44 percent more passengers in January than it did in the same month of 2015.

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A total of 97,808 passengers used the airport in January, while in January 2015 the figure was 68,008.

“It’s one of the best results in the past few years, specifically the best since January 2009, when 101,176 passengers were dealt with,” said BTS spokesperson Veronika Ševčíková, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The airport handled 1.56 million passengers in 2015, which amounted to a hike of 15.4 percent, or 208,686 people, year-on-year.

When it came to regular destinations, London, Dublin, Milan, Rome and Brussels topped the list. For charter flights Antalya (Turkey), Burgas (Bulgaria), Rhodes (Greece), Hurghada (Egypt) and Heraklion (Greece) were the most popular destinations, TASR wrote.

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