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2012/12/20

Last minute goose liver and Tokaj wine from Heinemann

Heinemann Duty Free is opening a new shop which will primarily sell Hungarian products at Terminal 2A of Budapest Airport. More »

2012/12/19

KLM announces further expansion

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is further increasing the frequency of its flights at Budapest Airport. More »

2012/12/17

Budapest Airport celebrates the launch oftwo new Wizz Air routes

Budapest Airport celebrated the launch of two new Wizz Air routes on Friday, December 14th. More »

2012/12/15

DHL moves to Budapest Airport Business Park

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL and one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, will move to the new Airport Business Park development area offered by Budapest Airport. DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight will have both their offices and warehouses located at the airport. More »

2012/12/14

Czech Airlines Again Named Best Airline in TTG Travel Awards

Czech Airlines has once again been honoured as the Best Airline in the TTG Travel Awards competition. More »

2012/12/06

Wizz Air launches Budapest – Tel Aviv flight

Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air launched its new Budapest-Tel Aviv flight this afternoon, with 175 passengers on board its Airbus A 320. More »

2012/12/03

Santa Claus arrives in Budapest with an Airbus

Joulupukki was the last passenger to disembark from the Finnair Airbus A 320, to be welcomed by an excited crowd of lucky children from a kindergarten in Vecsés. More »

2012/12/01

Tenants move into state-of-the-art airport office building

Tenants have moved into their new offices in building 72A at Budapest Airport. The airport operator originally began to renovate the facility for Hungarian national carrier Malév, which planned to move its management and administrative staff here from the city during the summer. More »

2012/11/28

Budapest Airport scoops CAPA Airport Marketing Award

Hard on the heels of its success at Routes Europe, Budapest Airport has once more been acclaimed for its marketing prowess with the accolade of the 2012 Airport Marketing Award for Excellence (for airports handling between 5-15 million passengers) from CAPA – Centre for Aviation. More »

2012/11/23

Budapest Airport starts Business Park development

Budapest Airport has made an important step in developing a completely new Business Park area on the Southern edge of the airport. More »

2012/11/23

SAS launches new routes to BUD from Copenhagen and Oslo

Scandinavian Airlines is continuing to expand its network and will add nine weekly services from Budapest to Scandinavia as of 31 March 2013: six weekly flights between Budapest and Copenhagen and a new service between Budapest and Oslo, three times a week. More »

2012/11/16

New Beaujolais Arrives With Air France

The legendary Beaujolais Nouveau, this year’s first new French wine arrived to Hungary not on stage-coach or riverboat but on board of an Air France flight completed by a CRJ-1000 aircraft. More »

2012/11/16

Budapest to Basel four times a week with easyJet

easyJet is launching four flights a week between Budapest and Basel. This is the second flight to Switzerland offered to and from the Hungarian capital by the British carrier, as its aircraft commute nine (!) times a week to and from Geneva as well during the winter schedule period. More »

2012/11/14

No compromise on safety and security

Budapest Airport was surprised to learn from the media that Wizz Air decided to suspend the use of basic boarding gates and returns to use buses to deliver its passengers between the aircraft and the terminal. More »

2012/10/24

First OLT Express flight from Dresden arrives at Budapest Airport

The southeastern German city, served from the Hungarian capital decades ago by Interflugand Malév, has long been missing from Budapest Airport‘s route network. More »

2012/10/18

Czech Airlines bolsters Budapest-Prague frequency

Budapest Airport has today announced that Czech Airlines will increase the frequency on the popular Budapest-Prague route with the start of the winter timetable on October 28. More »

2012/10/17

New Parking System Proves Itself

Since its commissioning in August, the new parking system of Budapest Airport at Terminal 2 is functioning well without any interruption. More »

2012/10/15

Budapest Airport: Terminal 1 converted into an event center

Terminal 1 at Budapest Airport has reopened, four months after its closure, after an event center has been established in the empty passenger terminal. More »

2012/10/12

Ural Airlines in Budapest – A new connection to the East

The Ural Airlines flight arriving from Yekaterinburg landed in Budapest at 16:35. With it, a new and significant commercial and business connection has been revived. More »

2012/10/11

Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

Qatar Airways is to join oneworld®, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. More »

2012/10/04

Budapest Airport wins Best Sample Category at 2012 ASQ Fieldwork Awards

Budapest Airport was announced the winner of the Best Sample Category in the European Airport section at the ASQ Fieldwork Awards, part of the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) Forum held in Istanbul last week. More »

2012/10/03

Budapest Airport Highly Commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Budapest Airport was highly commended as one of the top three airports in Europe last night in the prestigious World Routes Awards, voted for exclusively by airline judges*. More »

2012/09/18

Budapest Airport announces two new scheduled routes from October

Budapest Airport announced today that Russian scheduled service carrier Ural Airlines, will commence new direct flightsbetween Koltsovo International Airport and Budapest commencing 3rd October. More »

2012/09/13

New shops opening one after the other

The selection of retail outlets at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport is set to be enhanced and expanded. More »

2012/09/06

KLM serves Budapest with the longest Boeing 737

Dutch carrier KLM is flying the Amsterdam-Budapest route with the largest variant of the Boeing 737 aircraft, in order to be able to satisfy the ever-increasing demand. More »

2012/09/04

Industrial action at Lufthansa

Dear passengers,

Board crews of Lufthansa have announced nationwide 24h strike actions for Friday, 7 September 2012. The strike affects several flights between Budapest and Germany. More »

2012/08/31

New flights, traffic intensifying

New flights will be launched at Budapest Airport during the winter schedule period, whilst some airlines are increasing the frequency of their existing flights already during the fall. More »

2012/08/09

Budapest Airport: All development commitments fulfilled

Exactly 264,842,374 euros. This is the accumulated value of all development commitments fulfilled by Budapest Airport as part of the Privatization Agreement, exceeding the 260.6 million euro limit set by the agreement. Budapest Airport has filed an audited Progress Report about all the developments with MNV, the Hungarian National Asset Management Company, on 25 July 2012. More »

2012/08/03

New system, improved parking at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport launches a new, improved parking system and curbside access from 8th August 2012 at Terminal 2. In full coordination with airport police, road authorities and other partners the new system will enable motorists to access the curbside of both departure and arrival at Terminal 2 free for 5 minutes to drop off and to pick up passengers. The main designated parking area called Terminal Parking will be down in the center between Terminal 2A and 2B. More »

2012/07/20

Size Matters: Qatar flying to BUD with increased capacity

From the 2nd August, Qatar service between Doha and Budapest will be operated with bigger planes. More »

2012/07/13

Running for patients with heart disease

Budapest Airport will also be represented at this year’s New York City Marathon (4th November 2012). More »

2012/07/12

Road developments at Terminal 2

Budapest Airport’s access system at Terminal 2 will be completely renewed in a few weeks’ time, as soon as the reconstruction works have been completed. More »

2012/07/03

Qatar Airways Cargo: five-star cargo flight to Budapest

The first flight by Qatar Airways Cargo to Budapest landed on time at 20:10 on 30 June 2012 Saturday evening. The carrier will fly its Doha-Budapest-Doha route twice a week, thereby providing another important, direct commercial link between Hungary and the Middle East, and indirectly also the Far East. More »

2012/06/29

Budapest Airport turns to the Constitutional Court over land tax

Budapest Airport has submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court of Hungary, as the airport operator believes that it has been the subject of a disproportionately large increase in land tax this year. More »

2012/06/20

Budapest Airport welcomes first BritAir flight from Lyon

Budapest Airport welcomed today the first flight on the new Brit Air route between Lyon, France and Budapest. More »

2012/06/18

Budapest Airport on Facebook: over ten thousand likes

Budapest Airport’s Facebook page ranks as the most social out of Europe’s airports. More »

2012/06/13

New Product at Budapest Airport: Fast Track Lane

Budapest Airport passengers can count on yet another improved service feature from 1st July: the introduction of Fast Track Lane. More »

2012/06/07

Budapest Airport launches environmentally friendly car wash service

The range of services available at Budapest Airport’s car parks at Terminal 2 has been expanded with a new service. More »

2012/06/04

Budapest Airport welcomes first Blue1 flight from Helsinki

Budapest Airport welcomed this season’s first scheduled flight from Helsinki on Saturday. Operated by Finland-based Star Alliance member Blue1, the flight touched down on schedule at Budapest Airport just before 18:00. More »

2012/06/04

Budapest Airport – MUISZ (Association of Hungarian Travel Agents and Tour Operators): life after Malév

Not only Budapest Airport but also travel agencies and tour operators were affected by the negative impacts after the collapse of Malév. More »

2012/05/31

Smooth Relocation to Terminal 2

“It is as if it had always been operated like this!”, commented a colleague at the airport after the usual morning peak in Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport from where all early-morning flights of both low-cost and traditional carriers departed together for the first time today. Between 6 and 7 a.m., 9 aircraft of low-cost airlines and 2 aircraft of traditional carriers left from Terminal 2 with 1780 passengers combined. More »

2012/05/29

The last workday for Terminal 1

Flights will take off and land at Terminal 1 of Budapest Airport for the last time today. The last two flights tonight will be the Wizz Air flight to Bari (at 20:25) and the Germanwings service to Stuttgart (at 21:30). As of tomorrow, 30 May 2012, all airlines will relocate to Terminal 2. More »

2012/05/29

CNN Business Traveler filmed at Budapest Airport

Richard Quest, the world known presenter of CNN Business Traveler program and his crew shot a special report about tourism attractions in Budapest and also about Budapest Airport and the situation after Malév-bankruptcy. More »

2012/05/25

Budapest Airport Closes Terminal 1

The performance of Hungarian aviation continues to fall behind, as Budapest Airport has an unpaid claim from Malév of HUF 4.2 billion as well as other consequential losses due to the collapse of the national carrier and is now forced to close down Terminal 1 of the airport on 29 May 2012, said BUD CEO Jost Lammers and BUD aviation director Kam Jandu at the press briefing held at the airport today. More »

2012/05/25

Budapest Airport celebrates 75th anniversary of Prague-Budapest with CSA Czech Airlines

The Budapest Airport management team, together with senior management from CSA Czech Airlines held a celebration event at Budapest Airport’s newly installed Swing Lounge in Terminal 2B yesterday (23 May) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first flight between the cities of Budapest and Prague, which took place on 23 May 1937. More »

2012/05/23

Gerhard Schroeder is the new Chairman

Mr. Gerhard Schroeder has been elected Chairman of Board of Directors of Budapest Airport today. More »

2012/05/16

Budapest Airport welcomes Ryanair’s Billund flights

Offering Hungarian passengers even more choice of destinations during the summer months, Ryanair has added Billund to its existing summer schedule. More »

2012/05/16

Important notice for Ryanair passengers travelling on the 19th and 20th May

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (15 May) announced that the Ryanair.com website will be closed from 22.00hrs (GMT) on Fri 18 May until midnight Sat 19 May. More »

2012/05/10

Budapest Airport relocates all passenger traffic to Terminal 2

Budapest Airport will move all airline operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 during the night of 29-30 May 2012. More »

2012/05/08

Improved rent-a-car product at Budapest Airport

All international rent-a-car partners have moved in to a new, joint reception facility in the SkyCourt arrival level of Budapest Airport. More »

2012/05/02

Budapest Airport signs long-term partnership agreement with Malév Ground Handling and Aeroplex

Budapest Airport has signed 5-year lease agreements with two of the surviving Malév subsidiaries that carry on their operations at the airport. More »

2012/05/02

Fly to Lyon with Air France!

Budapest Airport welcomes a new flight and a brand new route to add to its network of direct destinations. From the beginning of the summer, passengers will be able to travel to Lyon, the second largest city in France, and the surrounding region. More »

2012/04/20

TAP Portugal launches its eighth frequency from Budapest Airport

At a press conference held yesterday, TAP Portugal commemorated the start of its eighth frequency from Budapest Airport, fittingly coinciding with the airline’s eighth year of operations from the Hungarian capital. More »

2012/04/16

Vienna and Prague wins over loss of Malév

Two and a half months after the collapse of Malév Hungarian Airlines Hungarian travelers are losing out on many connections with the beneficiaries being Vienna and Prague due to a lack of Hungarian aviation agreements in certain markets. More »

2012/04/02

airBaltic reintroduces Budapest-Riga services

Budapest Airport today welcomes the first seasonal airBalticflight linking the Hungarian captial city with the Latvian capital city of Riga, and onwards to the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS. More »

2012/04/05

A record week of ‘firsts’ for Budapest Airport

Hot on the heels of last week’s news including the first Jet2.com flight arriving from Leeds Bradford, Budapest Airport is bracing itself for a record week of inaugural services with the start of a further three new routes for the Hungarian capital over the next few days. More »

2012/03/30

Jet2.com’s first Leeds Bradford UK service arrives in Budapest

Budapest Airport yesterday welcomed the first flight of Jet2.com’s newly inaugurated service from Leeds Bradford, UK to Hungary’s capital city. More »

2012/03/28

Qatar Airways announces direct, daily non-stop Budapest-Zagreb flights

Qatar Airways will commence direct, daily non-stop flights between Budapest and Zagreb, Croatia from 09 May through to the end of October, enhancing its existing daily service between Doha and the Hungarian capital and connecting Doha and Zagreb for the first time. More »

2012/03/20

Terminal 1 of Budapest Airport continues operations until further notice

A decision regarding the temporary closure of Terminal 1 at Budapest Airport has been made but the closure date has not yet been identified. More »

2012/03/27

New land tax rules hit hard the airport

The new land tax modification draft voted in parliament yesterday is putting an extra burden on Budapest Airport. The airport operating company is already fighting for survival after the bankruptcy of Malév Hungarian Airlines. More »

2012/03/14

Budapest Airport: Survival Is At Stake

Budapest Airport has been forced to take further steps in order to ensure that the operation of the company could be maintained. More »

2012/03/09

Budapest Airport announces new Aegean flights to Athens

Budapest Airport has announced that the Greece-based Star Alliance member, Aegean will begin new direct scheduled services between the Greek capital of Athensand Budapest commencing 09 March. More »

2012/03/05

New low-cost Volotea to link Budapest and Venice Marco Polo

Volotea, the airline for Europe’s small and mid-sized cities, will start operations at Budapest Airport on June 1st, following the establishment of its first operating base at Venice’s Marco Polo airport. More »

2012/02/28

Acting responsibly at a critical time

This year at one of the largest annual partner events in Hungarian aviation, Budapest Airport not only distributed awards to its business partners, but also announced a donation of 5000 EUR in support of the Department of Aircraft and Ships at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. More »

2012/02/22

Finnair Plus Offer To Duna Club Tier Members

Qualified Malev Duna Club tier members (Platinum, Gold, Silver) are offered Finnar Plus tier membership at no cost. More »

2012/02/17

Budapest Airport welcomes 32 scheduled routes from Ryanair

Budapest Airport is delighted to welcome low-cost carrier Ryanair and its return to the Hungarian capital today. More »

2012/02/17

Wizz Air adds 10 new routes from Budapest base

Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that it would bring a sixth aircraft to its base in Budapest and will open 10 new routes in the coming months, bringing the total to 33 destinations served. More »

2012/02/14

LOT to increase frequency and flight capacity from March

LOT Polish Airlines announced that it will increase flight capacity and frequency between Warsaw and Budapest. More »

2012/02/13

airberlin: Malév frequent flyer status transferable to topbonus

Passengers of the non-operational Hungarian airline Malév can now transfer their frequent flyer status to topbonus, airberlin’s frequent flyer program. More »

2012/02/08

Budapest Airport – recovery continues

Budapest Airport continues to receive offers from airlines wishing to operate services to or from Budapest since the collapse of Malév on Friday 3 February. A series of airlines have already announced new services including: Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Aegean, Ryanair, Smart Wings and Wizz Air, thus contributing to the recovery. More »

2012/02/08

Budapest Airport response to FT article

Budapest Airport CEO Jost Lammers was surprised to learn of the comments attributed to Budapest Airport in the FT article yesterday evening. Therefore he wishes to redress the balance with a formal official statement to avoid any misunderstanding for all stakeholders, especially the passengers and Ryanair. More »

2012/02/10

Alitalia direct flight to Rome - Starting from 20th February

Alitalia to launch its new flights earlier than planned on the 20th February between Budapest and Rome More »

2012/02/07

Aegean Airlines to launch flights to Budapest

Despite the tough economic environment in Greece, AEGEAN continues to strengthen its international presence. More »

2012/02/06

Non-stop from Berlin to the Hungarian capital

Starting Monday, 6th February 2012, airberlin will fly once daily to the Hungarian capital. More »

2012/02/06

Lufthansa Group launches new flights to Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels from Budapest

The Lufthansa Group is expanding the capacity of its flights to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zürich, and is helping Malév passengers by launching new flights to Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels. More »

2012/02/06

Germanwings increasing number of flights on Budapest- Stuttgart route after Malev crisis

Germanwings announced to increase the number of flights on the Stuttgart-Budapest route, after Malév broke down. More »

2012/02/03

TAROM introduces its second flight per day from Bucharest to Budapest

TAROM announces its second daily flight from Bucharest to Budapest starting with Monday, February 6, 2012. More »

2012/02/03

Press release of Malév Zrt.

6 am 03 February 2012 – Malév ceases its operation More »

2012/01/24

Ryanair returns to Hungary!

In the framework of strategic cooperation of Magyar Turizmus Zrt (Hungarian National Tourism Organization – HNTO) and Budapest Airport, Ryanair – the largest discount carrier of Europe – is to return to Hungary with flights available from March 2012. More »

2012/01/23

Qatar Airways flight to Budapest celebrates first anniversary

One year, 241 flights and five stars. These are the numbers that can be used to describe the Budapest-Doha flight launched by “the world’s five-star airline” exactly one year ago. More »

2012/01/10

Budapest Airport 2011: All traffic records beaten!

Budapest Airport registered an amazing 8.9% traffic increase last year and recorded an all-time high of 8,920,653 passengers. More »