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2010/12/07

Főtaxi carries Budapest Airport passengers from today

In line with the relevant contract, Főtaxi serves passengers at all terminals of Budapest Airport from today. More »

2010/12/01

Standard winter operations at Budapest Airport

The heavy snowfall experienced during the last few days has caused significant disruptions at many European airports. More »

2010/12/01

Standard winter operations at Ferihegy

The heavy snowfall experienced during the last few days has caused significant disruptions at many European airports. More »

2010/12/01

Delays due to the heavy snowfall

The heavy snowfall experienced during the last few days has caused significant disruptions at many European airports. More »

2010/11/24

Főtaxi has won the taxi tender of Budapest Airport

The well-known red-white checkered livery taxis will serve the passengers of Budapest Airport as of the beginning of December, since the longest tradition Hungarian taxi company has won the airport taxi-tender. The contract between Budapest Airport and Főtaxi has been signed this morning. More »

2010/11/12

Budapest Airport: Clean Again

Budapest Airport has been declared again „clean European airport” following a thorough follow-up security audit conducted by the airport security experts of the European Union and Hungary. Budapest Airport – together with the relevant Hungarian authorities – has returned to the clean status in the shortest possible time. More »

2010/10/29

Winter schedule: One new flight after another in Budapest

A new flight will arrive already on the first day when the 2010 winter schedule takes effect, and new flights will continue to arrive at Budapest Airport after that as well. More »

2010/10/25

Road closures on the express road between Budapest city center and the airport

Road construction works involving traffic restrictions and road closures – and thus significant impacts for passengers – will be carried out on the express road, in the following phases: More »

2010/10/20

Budapest Airport: numbers flying high

Summer travel season have ended with results beyond all expectations for Budapest Airport and passenger numbers have reached all-time high recorded in 2007. Then the international airport of the Hungarian capitol have reached 2.4 million passengers, almost the same number is true for July-August-September peak season of the summer of 2010. Experts of Budapest Airport are beginning to be optimistic: they think that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and aviation is starting to fly high again. More »

2010/10/05

Budapest Airport launches new taxi tender

Budapest Airport has decided to launch a new tender for operating taxies from the terminals of Ferihegy International Airport for the comfort of passengers. More »

2010/10/06

Budapest Airport is the new home of Wizz Air

The biggest discount airline of Central-Eastern Europe, Wizz Air decided to move to Ferihegy airport in spring next year. The lease agreement was signed today by József Váradi, CEO of the airline and Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. The agreement was concluded for five years. More »

2010/09/24

Passenger Information

Dear Passengers, please be advised, that due to heavy passenger demand this weekend at the estimated peak times (friday afternoon, sunday afternoon, monday morning) you are requested to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight to avoid any disappointment. More »

2010/09/09

Contract Extended For 15 Years by Lufthansa Technik Budapest and Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport Zrt and Lufthansa Technik Budapest Kft have executed an extension of the lease of one of the largest aircraft maintenance hangar for another 15 years. The contract was signed by Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport and René Droese, Property Director of Budapest Airport, Elmar Lutter, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Budapest, and Sándor Szomora, Deputy CEO of Luthansa Technik Budapest. LTB’s expected turnover in the next 15 years is HUF 140 billion, supporting 350 jobs. More »

2010/08/24

Passenger Information

Dear passengers,

Budapest Airport is operating normally at the present time and all passengers are requested to arrive early to avoid any last minute stress and also clear security screening in plenty of time. During the peak summer months, you are requested to arrive a minimum of 2 hours before your flight. Passengers can then relax and take advantage of the full range of airport facilities including the shopping and catering facilities. More »

2010/07/20

French ATC strike, normal air traffic at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport partners offer bus service to Paris. More »

2010/06/24

A Five-star airline is now coming to Budapest Airport

Qatar Airways is launching a flight to Budapest. The renowned five-star airline will fly four times a week between Budapest and Doha, the capital of Qatar, from January 2011. For onward journeys, passengers will be able to reach numerous Asian and Australian destinations with just one stop after departing from Budapest. More »

2010/06/22

Errors in Flight Information

We inform our passengers, that due to technical problems our Flight Information database contains incorrect information. For the correct flight information please call our Call Center +36 1 296 7000.

Thank you for your understanding! More »

2010/06/09

Arrival: minimum 2 hours before flight

Dear Passengers,

due to increased summer traffic we kindly request you to arrive to the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure since long queues might develop at the passenger security control.

With the Hungarian school-year over the number of holiday travelers increases at peak times and Budapest Airport and its employees do everything in their power to open as many security lanes as possible and execute the security check with utmost care. However we do need your cooperation at passenger security so we ask you to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight is due.

Thank you for your understanding!
Budapest Airport
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2010/05/31

GAT Car Park closure due to development works at Terminal 1

Dear Budapest Airport Travelers and Car Park Users, We are proud to inform you that the GAT Car Park at Terminal 1 will be upgraded shortly. The existing car park access and exit will be closed during the development works, starting on the 3rd June 2010 and forecasted to last for 3 months. More »

2010/05/25

Information for British Airways passengers

From Monday onwards, British Airways cancelled some of its flights due to industry action. We advise every concerned passenger to check current flight information on www.ba.com. More »

2010/05/25

Information for British Airways passengers

From Monday onwards, British Airways cancelled some of its flights due to industry action. We advise every concerned passenger to check current flight information on www.ba.com. More »

2010/05/17

Delays at airports throughout Europe

Airlines have so far canceled 3 flights departing from Budapest Airport on Monday due to the ash cloud drifting towards Europe from Iceland. More »

2010/05/09

Traffic Information

Due to flight restrictions in West and South Europe 8 flights (Wizzair to Bergamo, Malév to Milan, Lufthansa to Milan and Munich, Easyjet to Paris and Genf and Swiss to Basel) are cancelled on Sunday at Budapest-Ferihegy Airport. Passengers are strongly advised to contact airlines before coming to the airport.

According to weather forecast volcanic ash in Hungarian airspace is not expected in the next few hours.

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2010/05/09

Airport Shuttle and taxi transfers

In the extraordinary situation due to volcanic activity, Budapest Airport is recommending its Official Airport Transfer Partners, AirportShuttle-Minibusz and Zóna Taxi as an alternative way of travelling. More »

2010/05/05

Michael Tönnesmann has been appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Budapest Airport

Michael Tönnesmann, CFO and a member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Concessions AG was elected chairman of the Supervisory Board of Budapest Airport. He became a member of the Supervisory Board as a result of the relevant decision made by the General Meeting of Budapest Airport on 23 April 2010, after the former chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Peter Noé, the chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Concessions AG, left the post earlier. More »

2010/04/28

Icelandic volcano: A balance of the impacts of the airspace closure on Hungary

Aviation in Hungary has been operating seamlessly for several days now as the volcanic ash from the eruption in Iceland no longer threatens aircraft due to favorable meteoric conditions. Airspace closure impeded air traffic for a one-week period starting from 16 April. More »

2010/04/20

Budapest Airport: slowly back to normal

Air traffic at Budapest Airport is slowly returning back to normal after airspace has been declared open until 08.00 hours local time Wednesday, 21st April 2010. We still strongly advise passengers to check their departure with the airlines before coming to the airport since the airspace availability for air traffic may vary from country to country or even by airport and airport in Europe. It may still take days until air traffic will return to full normal status all over Europe unless there is a drastic change in the weather conditions. More »

2010/04/21

More and more flights from Budapest Airport

Air traffic is being restored at an ever increasing pace at Hungary’s capitol airport. Departures and arrivals are unrestricted at Budapest Airport however European air traffic is getting back to normal gradually so there might be some cancellations. We advise passengers to consult Budapest Airport webpage or the airlines on individual flight details before they leave for the airport. More »

2010/04/18

Airspace in Hungary closed until Monday noon

Hungarian airspace is closed from all traffic until Monday noon (12.00 hours local time) by the National Transport Authority’s Civil Aviation Directorate, hence Budapest Airport is closed too. This means that all flights are cancelled in Hungary and Budapest Airport has no incoming our outbound flights at all. The airspace closure was implemented due to the volcanic eruption in Icleand which has sent dangerous ash clouds into the air between 18.000 and 35.000 feet, at altitudes used by most airliners. Volcanic ash may seriously harm jet engines thus air traffic was halted over almost all Europe. Stranded air passengers who wish to continue their journey should choose between bus or railway service.
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2010/04/16

Full Airspace Closure in Hungary

Directorate for Air Transport of National Transport Authority ordered Friday evening from 19.00 CET to 19.00 CET on Saturday a full closure of airspace in Hungary. Accordingly, from tonight 19.00 in the following 24 hours neither departing, nor arriving flights are expected – but the airport will be open.

We advise passengers who were due to fly this time should contact their airline. Because of this situation, we suggest nobody to travel to the airport, as no air traffic expected until Saturday night. According to the Office of Immigration and Nationality For EEA nationals who currently hold a still valid, but in a few days – during the given situation – exceeding Schengen or LTV (Hungary) visa for a period determined up to 3 months, we provide an opportunity to extend their visa for free of charge. The visa extension takes place on April 17-18, 2010 at the Office of Immigration and Nationality (Budapest, Budafoki u. 60., tel.: +36 1 463-9299).

During flight restrictions strengthened international rail service is available at MÁV Start. Rail ticket offices operate in extended opening hours. More »

2010/04/16

Flight information

Due to airspace restrictions in Western Europe as a result of the on-going volcanic activity in Iceland, some flights in and out of Budapest-Ferihegy Airport will be delayed. As flight restrictions remain place in Western and Northern Europe on Friday, passengers are strongly advised to contact their airlines before coming to the airport.

According to weather forecast volcanic ash won’t reach Hungarian airspace until afternoon, so airport closing not expected in the next few hours.

Unavailable (closed) areas: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France/North&, Germany/North&Central, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Ireland, UK. More »

2010/04/02

Ferihegy welcomes new aircraft type

On 1 April 2010 Budapest Airport welcomed a new aircraft type as the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit commenced scheduled operations between Budapest and Kyiv with a brand new, Antonov An-148 -100B type jet airliner. More »

2010/03/24

Steel in the Air

We are not only talking about it now, at last we have something to show too: the lifting of the roof structure of SkyCourt to its place has commenced. Last Friday the first so-called starter unit was positioned, and during the night the first main truss was lifted to its final position. More »

2010/03/09

Cautious optimism for 2010

Based on favorable traffic statistics of the beginning of the year, Budapest Airport adopts a cautious optimism for the year 2010, said aviation director Kam Jandu in his presentation delivered at the conference at the 2010 Travel expo. He also added that air traffic here strongly depends on the condition of the Hungarian economy as a whole. More »

2010/02/23

German pilot strike suspended

In the wake of a court ruling, the German pilots’ trade union has suspended the work stoppage began on Monday. An alternate schedule is in force at Lufthansa and Germanwings until normal services resume. More »

2010/02/22

Four-day strike at Lufthansa

The German pilots' trade union announced a four-day industrial action which affects flights connecting Hungary and Germany as well. Passengers of Lufthansa will reach their destinations by alternative flights. For more information, please contact the airline office at Ferihegy 2A, call +36 1 411 9900, or visit the Lufthansa homepage at www.lufhansa.com. More »

2010/02/23

German pilot strike suspended

In the wake of a court ruling, the German pilots’ trade union has suspended the work stoppage began on Monday. An alternate schedule is in force at Lufthansa and Germanwings until normal services resume. More »

2010/02/16

Mr. Reiner Schränkler has been appointed Chairman of Budapest Airport

Mr. Reiner Schränkler has been elected Chairman of the Board of Budapest Airport at today’s meeting of the company’s top decision making body. Mr Schränkler takes over the post of Chairman of Budapest Airport from Dr. Reinhard Kalenda who has left Hochtief AirPort and Budapest Airport by 31st December 2009. More »

2010/02/11

Lions invade Ferihegy

No less than 13 lions traveled through Budapest Airport today – thankfully, in travel trunks reinforced with thick steel cages. The special journey was organized by English animal rights activists, who rescued the African predators from an overcrowded Rumanian zoo near Oradea, and transported them to a much more spacious wildlife park in Doncaster. According to the best of our knowledge, so many lions have never been transported on board a single flight – perhaps we witnessed a new entry for the Guiness Book of Records. More »

2010/01/30

Weather status report

Ferihegy airport is closed until 16:00 on Saturday. For more information please contact the airline and follow the flightinfo on www.bud.hu More »

2010/01/26

Meeting Tour Operators

From May onwards, passengers craving adventure and relaxation may start out on a journey with only a 4-hour lead time if the kiosk offering Ultra Last Minute trips – a joint plan of Budapest Airport and operators of charter flights – is implemented in Terminal 2 of Ferihegy Airport. More »

2010/01/12

Status report - Some flights may be delayed

Due to partial industry action at Malév Ground Handling, some flights are delayed. More »

2010/01/06

Delays due to the heavy snowfall

The heavy snowfall experienced during the last few days has caused significant disruptions at many European airports. More »

2010/01/04

Tighter passenger security at Ferihegy

In view of the unsuccessful terrorist attack against the Amsterdam-Detroit flight of Northwest-Delta Airlines on 25 December 2009, passenger screening activities serving the security of passengers have also been tightened in Ferihegy. More »