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Boyanov & Co. Successfully Represents Wizz Air in Challenge to Airport Charges at Sofia Airport

Boyanov & Co. Successfully Represents Wizz Air in Challenge to Airport Charges at Sofia Airport

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Boyanov & Co. has defended the interests of European airline Wizz Air in an appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria, involving an “unjust discrimination” challenge to the terminal charges set by Sofia Airport.

According to Boyanov & Co, “since 2017, [the firm] has been supporting Wizz Air’s efforts to restore the equal treatment of the users at the two different terminals of the main airport serving Bulgaria’s capital city so that the passengers using the so-called 'old terminal' (T1, built over 70 years ago) are no longer required to pay the same level of charges as for the new modern Terminal 2, opened just before the accession of Bulgaria to the EU in 2007."

According to the firm, "on January 21, 2021, the Supreme Administrative Court upheld the judgment of the Sofia City Administrative Court repealing the decision confirming the 2018 passenger charges on the grounds of breach of the principles of non-discrimination, cost-relatedness, and transparency, determined in Directive 2009/12/EC on airport charges.”

Boyanov & Co’s team included Partners Kina Chuturkova and Raina Dimitrova and Associate Trayan Targov.

Bulgaria Knowledge Partner

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