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2017/09/20 17:24:11

Air Cargo Handling conference in Budapest

Budapest Airport is hosting another major aviation conference in the Hungarian capital. No less than 300 aviation experts, including executives from cargo airlines, international logistics companies and airports, have arrived from all over the world for the event, which focuses on three different areas of air cargo transportation. More »

2017/09/12 09:30:48

Budapest photo exhibition opens at the world’s second largest airport

An exclusive photo exhibition about Budapest has been opened at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), the second largest airport in the world, demonstrating the long-standing sister airport partnership between Beijing Capital International Airport and Budapest Airport. The photos, provided by the Hungarian Tourism Agency and Budapest Airport, highlight the beauty of Budapest to the millions of travelers who will use the capital airport of China in the coming month. More »

2017/09/08 16:56:48

World’s most state-of-the-art aircraft, Airbus A350 arrives in Budapest

The world’s latest wide-body aircraft, Airbus A350 landed in Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest for the first time today. Lufthansa’s ultra-modern aircraft arrived in the Hungarian capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the German airline launching its first regular flight to four CEE cities including Belgrade, Budapest, Bucharest and Zagreb. Following a tradition of nearly 40 years set by Boeing 737, 747 Jumbo and the world’s largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380, Lufthansa is now the first airline to present the most state-of-the-art passenger plane in the world in Hungary. More »

2017/08/15 13:31:29

Flying horses spotted at Budapest Airport

Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China las week, on board Cargolux’s Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied by a team of carers and vets, on their way to their new Chinese owner, via Luxembourg. More »

2017/07/27 09:16:34

Construction of new pier in full swing at Budapest Airport

The construction of the new, 225-meter-long pier adjoining Terminal 2B is progressing well at Budapest Airport. The contractor, KÉSZ, is currently pouring the concrete floor of the departure level. The staircases supporting the boarding corridors are essentially completed. More »

2017/07/26 11:57:45

Lufthansa to increase capacity by one third between Frankfurt and Budapest

Lufthansa will modify its timetable and increase its number of flights between Budapest and Frankfurt. In the winter timetable, it usually has four flights a day between Hungary’s capital and Germany’s busiest airport. Starting from 11 December 2017, Lufthansa will fly on this route five times a day and will also have an adjusted timetable. More »

2017/08/17 12:16:05

New traffic record in July at Budapest Airport

All previous passenger traffic records were broken in July at Budapest Airport; never before did the number of departing and arriving passengers exceed 1 300 000. The large sports events held in Hungary clearly also contributed to this, the FINA 2017 Aquatics World Championships and the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. More »

2017/07/18 15:54:25

Two Russian jumbo jets moved the Red Bull Air Race to Kazan

Two Boeing B747-400F cargo aircraft with payload of 120 tons each were needed for moving the Red Bull Air Race planes and part of their gear from Budapest to Kazan in Russia. The extraordinary cargo was carried by Russian airline AirBridge Cargo. More »

2017/07/13 13:45:11

Jumbo takes Hungarian calves to Qatar

Another extraordinary livestock cargo left Budapest Airport: this time, Hungarian pedigree calves were taken to Qatar in the Persian Gulf for further breeding. The special cargo was carried by a Boeing B-777F operated as a charter flight by Qatar Airways Cargo. More »

2017/07/07 23:14:34

LOT Polish Airlines to fly from Budapest base to New York and Chicago

No less than six direct flights to New York and Chicago per week will be launched by LOT Polish Airlines from next May, creating a direct link again between the United States and Hungary after a six-year hiatus. The Polish flag carrier will operate these flights with one of the most modern aircraft, the American Boeing 787 Dreamliner. More »

2017/07/04 11:23:59

1000 new parking spaces at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport’s latest car park development has been completed in less than two months, adding another one thousand new parking spaces to the existing car parks near Terminal 2. The airport now offers no less than 4700 parking spaces, in different categories. More »

2017/06/23 11:55:07

Budapest Airport completes the renovation of runway I ahead of the summer peak season

The 3-month-long renovation of runway I at Budapest Airport has been completed; thus, the airport reverted to regular, two runway operation this afternoon, as planned. The airport operator spent 1.65 million EUR to replace the concrete pavement on a 900-meter-long stretch of the 3-kilometer-long runway. More »

2017/06/23 11:54:05

Budapest Airport in the European aviation elite

Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) held its general assembly, congress and exhibition in Paris, where two important announcements affecting Budapest Airport were made. Jost Lammers, the chief executive officer of Budapest Airport was elected to the Board of ACI Europe and Budapest Airport received a prestigious environmental accolade. More »

2017/06/09 12:30:14

Budapest Airport participates in Sino-Hungarian logistics forum in Shanghai

Hungary and Budapest Airport may play a leading role in further expanding economic cooperation between China and Central Eastern Europe. This was the main message at an economic forum held under the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai, with the participation of a series of key players, ranging from the postal services of the two countries, logistics and e-commerce operators to cargo airlines. More »

2017/06/08 16:16:45

Budapest Airport adds Astana to route roll-call

As Budapest Airport welcomes Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Astana today, the Hungarian gateway celebrates the addition of its 42nd country market, filling another gap on its route map and expanding its selection of destinations. More »

2017/05/26 12:51:33

O’Learys Bar&Restaurant Turns One

O’Learys Bar&Restaurant sports bar – its only Hungarian outlet in the SkyCourt at Budapest Airport – celebrates its first birthday by introducing a brand new fans’ menu. The unique outlet perfectly fits the F&B concept of Budapest Airport, the main focus of which is offering a colorful experience for those who want to plunge into their holidays already at the airport. More »

2017/05/24 13:24:05

New airport hotel structurally complete

Eight months after earthworks began and the foundation stone was laid, all the floors of the first airport hotel in Hungary with direct terminal access have been constructed, and the highest point of the structure has been reached. During the traditional topping-out ceremony, the managers of WING Zrt., the developer, and Budapest Airport announced More »

2017/05/17 18:44:59

Budapest Airport adds another walk-through duty free

A new walk-through duty free shop was opened today by Gebr. Heinemann, one of the largest travel retailers in Europe, and Budapest Airport. The retail floor space of the new shop has More »

2017/05/12 15:48:37

Additional 1000 parking spaces at the airport soon

Implementation of an additional 1000 new parking spaces has commenced by Budapest Airport. From the summer onwards, drivers may also use the new facility on the former location of the aircraft museum. After handing over the new car park, Budapest Airport will be offering no less than 4700 new spaces in various categories of parking. More »

2017/05/09 15:36:10

Budapest Airport’s record breaking start

Budapest Airport has witnessed its best-ever start to a year, resulting in the Hungarian gateway breaking the monthly one million passenger mark in April, a month earlier than it did last year. Following its 40th consecutive month of growth, Budapest recorded an impressive 17.5% yearon-year increase in passenger traffic in April, more than double the EU gross average of 7%. As one of Europe’s fastest growing major airports, early forecasts show Hungary’s capital city airport will welcome more than 12 million passengers in 2017, breaking yet another record. More »

2017/05/05 08:52:29

Budapest Airport’s London expansion with Flybe

Launching its fifth direct connection to London, Budapest Airport has welcomed the inaugural flight of Flybe’s three times weekly service to London Southend today. Expecting a 14% yearon-year increase in UK passenger traffic, the Hungarian gateway will serve up to 1.5 million round-trip passengers to and from the UK capital this year More »

2017/04/05 17:44:29

Budapest Airport boosts business with the Balkans

Budapest Airport has welcomed five strategically important new connections with Wizz Air, the ultra-low-cost carrier now linking the Hungarian gateway to five capitals in the Balkans region: Skopje (Macedonia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Tirana (Albania), Pristina (Kosovo) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). More »

2017/03/31 14:24:59

Budapest Airport doubles flights with Air Canada rouge

Budapest Airport has announced further development in its expanding summer schedule with another welcome frequency increase on Air Canada rouge’s link to Toronto Pearson. Announcing just last November that the Canadian leisure carrier would be expanding its existing three times weekly operation from 19 May, three weeks earlier than 2016, the airline has confirmed the frequency will now be doubled during the peak season, commencing a six times weekly service from 21 June. More »

2017/03/30 15:15:45

Iberia to Resume Budapest Route in April

Spanish airline raises its bet on the Hungarian market in third year of operations More »

2017/03/21 17:13:57

Budapest Airport initiates first international Trinity

After achieving considerable success with several local product Trinity campaigns last year, working again in close partnership with Heinemann Duty Free, Budapest Airport has launched its first promotion in cooperation with an international brand, Beam Suntory. Closely collaborating with the retailer and the brand, the Hungarian gateway has also brought aboard its new advertising concessionaire, IAAC, to enhance the proven alliance through digital media. More »

2017/03/21 11:34:36

Budapest Airport invites retailers to submit EOI in further elevation of retail proposition

Budapest Airport is calling for ‘expressions of interest’ from retail providers to enter its upcoming tender process for outlets in the heart of the shopping environment in the SkyCourt and Terminal 2A. Spanning some 550m², several new five year contracts are available in Hungarian souvenirs and fine food, fashion and accessories as well as watches and jewellery in a move to elevate Budapest’s current retail proposition. More »

2017/03/15 10:16:23

Budapest Airport wins fourth Skytrax Award in a row!

Budapest Airport has been awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the region” for the fourth time in a row – the first time in the history of the awards that an Eastern European airport has kept its top position for four consecutive years. More »

2017/03/09 09:15:05

Airport security screeners contest in Budapest

Six teams of passenger screeners from five EU member states took part in the second international security screening contest held at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The event – unique in Europe – was organized on the initiative of security personnel of Budapest Airport for the second time, and the team of Budapest Airport finished among the best again. More »

2017/03/08 13:33:16

5th Dorko shop opens at the airport

One of the trendiest Hungarian shoe brands has opened an outlet in Terminal 2A of Ferenc Liszt Airport, thus entering the exclusive marketplace offering the best domestic and international brands. More »

2017/03/01 13:29:00

Airport concrete to be broken up for terminal expansion

KÉSZ Építő Co. Ltd. has commenced construction of the new pier to be connected to Terminal 2B of Ferenc Liszt Airport. The new passenger pier – fully financed by Budapest Airport – is expected to be completed in one and a half years and will increase the passenger area of Terminal 2B by more than 10 thousand square meters. More »

2017/02/28 15:56:23

Budapest Airport cargo – strong start to the year

Budapest Airport recorded significant growth in air cargo traffic during the first month of 2017, whilst traditionally, this is the least busy period of the year in cargo. The Hungarian capital airport achieved an increase of 26.8% in January, compared to the same month in 2016. More »

2017/02/15 13:24:00

Robust traffic growth boosts development at Budapest Airport

Growth is the keyword for Budapest Airport in the coming years both in terms of connectivity and development. Growing passenger numbers and cargo traffic trends continue in 2017 while the increasing demand triggers a series of development projects for the airport operator. The drive to further improve the quality of service and enhance passenger experience at the airport of the Hungarian capital is stronger than ever. More »

2017/02/10 12:30:41

New electric car charging station at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport and Főtaxi handed over a fast charger manufactured by ABB for “refueling” electric cars. The development is an excellent example that not only the state and local governments, but companies can also do a lot for the dissemination of environmentally friendly technology. The taxi company expects the number of electric vehicles in its fleet to rise. More »

2017/02/06 16:09:14

easyJet launches eighth route from Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport has today celebrated its first new route of 2017, as easyJet launched its first link to the Netherlands from the Hungarian gateway. The low-cost carrier’s (LCC) three times weekly service to Amsterdam will be the airport’s second link to the Dutch capital city, providing an additional 500 one-way weekly seats on the direct service. More »

2017/02/06 14:03:16

Budapest Airport bestows best retail partners

Budapest Airport last week hosted its 10th Annual Awards Ceremony, an evening of recognition for its highly-valued business partners which have made important contributions during another record-breaking year for the Hungarian gateway. Serving more than 11 million passengers in 2016 – the highest ever number recorded at the airport – Budapest also recorded an 11.5% increase in transactions, with a marked increase of 19.7% in F&B sales, meaning the gala event was a chance to bestow special thanks on the airport’s retail associates who played a significant role in the enhancement of the gateway’s commercial development last year. More »

2017/02/06 16:34:18

Budapest Airport bestows best business partners

• easyJet takes best developing airline prize.
• Transavia, Qatar Airways, Iberia and Wizz Air recognised for growth, marketing and performance.
• Qatar Airways Cargo wins best in class; Air Canada rouge top of long-haul.
More »

2017/01/06 12:32:18

BUD year-end cargo bonanza includes a flying hippo

Budapest, 6 January 2017. Budapest Airport has closed an outstandingly successful year in cargo operations, exceeding 112,000 tons of cargo in 2016 and representing an annual increase of almost 23%. There was no stoppage at the end of the year in cargo operations, which ranged from aircraft jet engines to a baby female hippopotamus, traveling from the Nyíregyháza Zoo, via Budapest and Dubai, to Jakarta, Indonesia, in the belly cargo compartment of an Emirates Boeing B777-200. More »

2016/12/13 14:04:16

airberlin carried the 11 Millionth Passenger of Budapest Airport

Ferenc Liszt International Airport has just welcomed its 11 millionth passengers. Passenger traffic at the airport has broken the previous record in three consecutive years; so far this year it has increased by 10%. The special event was celebrated by the airport with airberlin as the eleven millionth passenger boarded their flight to Berlin Tegel this morning. More »

2016/12/07 16:19:51

TAP Portugal returns with Lisbon-Budapest flights in summer 2017

TAP Portugal has announced the re-launch of direct flights between Budapest and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The route will operate as of 1 July 2017, every day except Fridays, seven times a week in total, with Airbus A319 type aircraft. More »

2016/12/07 12:45:31

Budapest Airport: Cargo Volume Exceeds 100 000 tons

An astonishing amount of cargo is carried right over our heads: in the last days of November, this year’s air cargo volume exceeded 100 thousand tons at Ferenc Liszt Airport. The results perfectly illustrate the excellent performance of domestic companies, as the volume of export cargo carried by aircraft now exceeds the volume of import cargo. More »

2016/11/24 16:23:32

Wizz Air reveals Budapest livery aircraft at Budapest Airport

Wizz Air, the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, revealed today the livery of its Budapest aircraft. More »

2016/11/22 13:46:02

Air Cargo: Wild Horses Flown From the Hortobágy to the Russian Steppe

No less than 14 wild horses (called Przewalski’s horse) kept in the Hortobágy National Park were flown from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to the city of Orenburg on the steppe beyond the Ural Mountains. This endangered sub-species of wild horses became extinct in their original habitat, the Central Asian and Mongolian steppe, but some of these rare animals are now relocated from the Hortobágy stock to a nature reserve near Orenburg. More »

2016/11/03 13:36:55

easyJet bringing more flights to Budapest

Budapest, 3 November 2016. easyJet’s new flight to Venice has arrived, taking the number of new destinations offered by the largest British low-cost carrier this year to two, with another, Amsterdam, to follow in 2017. More »

2016/10/21 15:00:28

Lufthansa Technik opens a new Engineering Services Center in Budapest

Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany’s leading aircraft maintenance and engineering company opened a new Aircraft Engineering Services Center at Budapest Airport today. The new Budapest-based aircraft engineering services center will focus its activities around the Boeing 737 aircraft - one of the most popular types among narrow-body medium-haul aircraft - and some general non-aircraft type related support services. More »

2016/10/13 11:23:33

Cargo volume continues to grow at Budapest Airport

Handover of the new Cargo City is scheduled for 2018 on the extensive development area next to Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport; until then, enhancements of current capacities will be implemented, disclosed René Droese, Property Director of Budapest Airport. He believes this step is inevitable as the uplift in air cargo so far this year in Budapest is flying. Traditional air cargo volume is spectacularly high, but courier operators are also experiencing increasing volumes. More »

2016/10/11 14:03:15

Strong interest towards Budapest: airport presence at Expo Real

Budapest Airport has been a successful partner of the joint Budapest stand at the largest European real estate and property investment forum in Munich. Expo Real has attracted 1764 exhibitors from all over the world, which represents a 3 % increase compared with 2015. More »

2016/10/07 14:18:47

IAAC wins Budapest Airport advertising concession, while Interchange extends FOREX partnership

Budapest Airport continues to experience impressive double-digit traffic growth into the latter part of 2016, proving once again the solidity of its expansion, while commercial developments and upgrades complement the airport’s advancement. More »

2016/10/04 13:37:15

Jost Lammers, BUD CEO receives Pro Turismo Award

Dr. Miklós Seszták, Minister of National Development in charge of tourism in Hungary has awarded Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport with the prestigious Pro Tursimo award. This is an official Ministerial acknowledgment of constant efforts undertaken by the leader of Budapest Airport to attract new airlines to Budapest and Hungary. More »

2016/09/29 15:21:50

Qatar Airways Cargo adds third weekly freighter to Budapest

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that they will increase their weekly flights to three freighters between Doha and Budapest as of 7 October 2016. This comes only after half a year of successful cargo flights between Qatar and Budapest operated by Qatar Airways Cargo. More »

2016/09/15 16:07:55

Budapest Airport welcomes the arrival of Air Algérie

Having already added an exceptional 16 new destinations so far in 2016, Budapest Airport has today further expanded its route network by welcoming the arrival of a direct link to Africa’s largest nation in relation to land size, Algeria. The Hungarian gateway, which continues to record an average 10% passenger traffic growth per year, celebrated the commencement of the service with Air Algérie. More »

2016/09/07 13:53:22

Airport hotel to be developed in cooperation of Budapest Airport and WING Zrt

The time capsule of the first hotel in Hungary with direct terminal access was placed at Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The 145-room ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel also featuring conference facilities is scheduled for completion in 18 months. More »

2016/08/25 17:00:12

SWISS presents its latest aircraft in Budapest

Barely a month after it entered service, SWISS presented its latest acquisition, the world’s newest passenger airliner, to the Hungarian and international media in Budapest. The 125-seater Bombardier CS100 compares favorably to other aircraft of similar size, with its quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly operation. More »

2016/08/23 15:13:59

Budapest Airport to build new logistics base for DHL Express

Budapest Airport and DHL Express have signed a strategic agreement about the development of a new facility for the Deutsche Post DHL Group company in Hungary. This is the second large-scale investment by Budapest Airport and DP DHL, after the latter’s freight forwarding business units moved into a new facility built in the Airport Business Park in 2013. More »

2016/08/16 08:30:39

World class selection offered in stores at Budapest Airport

The marketing campaign of Budapest Airport called “Love Candy” was nominated for the finals of this year’s competition of the prestigious international journal Frontier Magazine where alongside London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon International of South Korea who will fight for the first prize in October. This also indicates that Budapest Airport offers a retail and F&B selection to passengers this summer which is truly world class. More »

2016/08/01 14:38:37

Air cargo volume grows dynamically at Budapest Airport

Air cargo volume passing through Budapest Airport has increased by no less than 11.3% since the beginning of the year. The bulk of this was transported by cargo carriers, but belly cargo volumes grew just as strongly. More »

2016/07/23 00:03:41

Traffic restriction at Terminal 2 from 6:15 a.m. on 23rd July 2016

Dear Passengers! According to police information due to the disposal of a WWII bomb found on a costruction site near Terminal 2, the road leading to the terminal will be closed from 6:15 a.m. The traffic restriction may last for 30-60 minutes therefore we strongly advise passengers travelling in that period to arrive to the airport earlier. More »

2016/07/06 16:38:50

Venice becomes Budapest Airport’s latest destination with easyJet

Having already celebrated 14 new links during this summer season, Budapest Airport lines up another network enhancement and has announced easyJet’s first link to Italy from the capital city airport. Seeing an attractive gap in the market, the low-cost-carrier (LCC) will be connecting Budapest to Venice Marco Polo Airport – the city’s main airport – with a thrice-weekly service from 31 October. More »

2016/07/04 11:22:12

Budapest Airport goes east with Asiana Airlines

Last year Hungary welcomed more than 100,000 visitors from Korea, most arriving by land; last Friday, Budapest Airport welcomed its first direct connection to South Korea, launching a weekly service to Seoul Incheon Airport. With the number of Korean visitors having tripled over the last five years the Hungarian gateway’s latest new airline partner, Asiana Airlines, now links Budapest to South Korea’s largest airport. More »

2016/06/30 12:08:55

bud:2020: 50-billion-HUF development planned by airport

Budapest Airport is planning to implement a 50-billion-HUF development program called ‘bud:2020’ over the next five years. One of the most important elements of the program is the new pier B, and numerous priority projects such as the airport hotel as well as a series of logistics and security developments are also to commence soon. BUD CEO Jost Lammers covered the subject in detail in an interview in HVG just out today. More »

2016/06/20 10:50:37

Budapest Airport boosts Bulgarian links

Having already exceeding four million passengers in 2016, Budapest Airport is showing early signs of surpassing latest forecasts predicting 11.1 million passengers by year-end. Continuing to expand its solid route network, the Hungarian gateway has welcomed its latest new airline partner, celebrating the inaugural flight of Bulgaria Air’s four times weekly connection to Sofia. More »

2016/06/15 10:14:01

Lufthansa Technik brings new high-tech jobs to Budapest Airport

Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany’s leading aircraft maintenance and engineering company will open a new aircraft engineering center in Budapest adding to its present aircraft maintenance center. The new Budapest-based aircraft engineering services center will focus its activities around the Boeing 737 aircraft - one of the most popular types among narrow-body medium-haul aircraft - and some general non aircraft type related support services. More »

2016/06/14 15:24:00

Air Canada rouge celebrates introduction of non-stop service from Budapest-Toronto

Hungarian Capital is one of six European launch destinations this summer
Air Canada rouge marked its new seasonal non-stop service from Budapest to Toronto today with a celebration at Budapest Airport. Air Canada rouge is Air Canada’s leisure airline and will operate three flights per week from the Hungarian capital to Air Canada’s Toronto hub, Toronto Pearson International Airport, until 15 October 2016 (westbound). More »

2016/05/26 17:22:04

Heinemann gives a fresh look to its brand stores at Budapest Airport – flying start to the summer travel season

Budapest 26th May 2016. Gebr. Heinemann has stepped up and streamlined its retail presence at Budapest Airport by finishing a series of brand shop facelifts just before the beginning of the summer 2016 travel season. Last year Heinemann managed to increase its sales above the record passenger growth of Budapest Airport and the new shops with well-sought international fashion and accessories brands will add to this rise in sales. More »

2016/05/09 11:18:33

Taxi drivers’ strike Tuesday afternoon 10th May 2016

Taxi drivers have announced that they will be holding a traffic slowing demonstration on the airport express road in the afternoon of Tuesday 10 May 2016, between 14:30 and 18:00 hours. We advise our passengers to access the airport via M0 motorway during this period. More »

2016/05/02 15:53:29

Major development: new pier to be constructed at Budapest Airport

The public procurement notice regarding the construction of a new pier to be connected with Terminal 2 of Ferenc Liszt International Airport has been published. With an estimated investment of EUR 16.9 million (HUF 5.2 billion), an additional ten thousand square meters will be added to the current passenger area of the terminal. Physical construction is expected to commence in January 2017 and it will take 18 months to complete. More »

2016/05/05 16:39:31

Lettable offices directly at Budapest Airport - JLL has been exclusively appointed to represent BUD Offices

JLL has been exclusively appointed to represent the landlord in the letting of the office spaces in several properties at Budapest Airport. More »

2016/04/28 22:20:21

Budapest Airport to add more than a thousand parking spaces

Due to the continuous increase in traffic, Budapest Airport has decided to expand its car parks, to further improve the travel experience for passengers. The development will add more than a thousand new parking spaces, whereby passengers will have a choice of three different long term parking products, from summer 2016. More »

2016/04/27 11:08:29

easyJet launches weekly three service from Lyon to BUD

Traditional firemen’s water canon arch of triumph, special easyJet and Lyon-style cake for the crew – this is how Budapest Airport greeted the first flight of the popular white-and-orange airline flight from the second largest city of France to Hungary. The budget airline will commence with weekly three flights to the heart of France. More »

2016/04/14 09:56:26

Direct flights to Korea due to start this summer

Asiana Airlines will launch direct charter flights between Budapest and Seoul Incheon Airport during the peak period of the summer season. Thanks to the joint effort by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hungarian National Tourism Office and Budapest Airport, the flight will initially operate with a weekly frequency, although experts believe demand could be much greater than that. More »

2016/04/05 17:18:34

Chris Dinsdale takes over as CFO of Budapest Airport

Canadian Chris Dinsdale has become the chief financial officer of Budapest Airport, as of 1 April. The new CFO will manage not only finance, but also the procurement, legal and IT departments, and will also serve as the managing director of AFS Ltd., Budapest Airport’s fuel subsidiary. More »

2016/04/01 14:46:22

BUD SkyCourt celebrates fifth anniversary

With the start of the summer schedule this year, Budapest Airport celebrated the fifth anniversary of opening SkyCourt, the central hall of Terminal 2. Passengers quickly got to like the building with its total floor space of 24 000 square meters, and Budapest Airport has also benefited from its architectural and operational advantages. More »

2016/03/21 17:42:28

Runway Run at Budapest Airport for the 4th time!

This year Budapest Airport is to host the highly successful airport charity race for runners, unique in Europe, on Saturday, 3 September. Runway Run will welcome about 1000 runners again at Ferenc Liszt International Airport on runway 1, to beclosed for traffic for the duration of the event. Entry fees will be collected by Budapest Airport on behalf of the Hungarian SUHANJ! foundation and the British Anthony Nolan foundation. More »

2016/03/17 10:00:41

Budapest Airport wins third Skytrax-award!

Budapest Airport has achieved a unique triple success, as it won the title of “Best Airport in the Eastern Europe region” in three consecutive years – in 2016 too. The award was handed over in Cologne at the international airport exhibition and conference ‘Passenger Terminal EXPO’. More »

2016/03/03 17:45:30

Budapest Airport Welcomes Qatar Airways Cargo

Regular cargo flights started to operate between Budapest and Doha as Qatar Airways Cargo launched new routes between the Qatari capital and the CEE region. The first flight landed in Budapest today, opening a twice-weekly service, operating on Thursdays and Sundays. More »

2016/02/26 12:40:36

KLM reinforces presence in Hungary

As of March 27th, 2016 KLM is increasing its capacity: a fourth flight will be introduced to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. The flight will be operated with 132-seater B737 aircraft. The new service will depart from Amsterdam Schiphol at 08.40 in the morning and will return from Budapest at 11.20. The additional frequency offers shorter and more comfortable connections to numerous destinations. More »

2016/02/10 16:33:43

Budapest Airport hits 20 with Ryanair and sees in another year with double-digits

The unprecedented increase in passenger numbers recorded over the last five years at Budapest Airport has continued into the New Year, with 13% more passengers travelling through the Hungarian gateway, compared to the first month of 2015. Enhancing the capital city airport’s route development, Ryanair has today confirmed the commencement of even more routes from Budapest, by adding a further two services this winter. More »

2016/01/28 13:09:40

Budapest Airport welcomes Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo will commence regular cargo flights between Budapest and Doha from 3 March 2016, as announced in the Hungarian and Qatari capitals simultaneously, with an A330 Freighter aircraft to service the route. More »

2016/01/26 16:43:27

Another great award for Budapest Airport!

Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport received the prestigious “Expat CEO of the Year 2016” at a gala dinner jointly hosted by Budapest Business Journal (BBJ) and the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) at the Corinthia Hotel. The award acknowledges outstanding business achievements of corporate top managers in the given year. More »

2016/01/14 16:49:14

Budapest Airport hits an all-time high before taking 2016 by storm

Budapest Airport recorded final passenger traffic numbers of 10.3 million, a resounding average 12.5% growth, and over 1.1 million more visitors than in 2015, ending the year on an all-time high. While other European airports had an average growth of just 5%, the Hungarian gateway was confirmed as one of Europe’s fastest growing airports. With several months breaking the one million passenger barrier, the upturn has been chiefly credited to the addition of three new airlines and 18 new routes throughout the year, meaning a total of 44 airlines connected Budapest to 95 destinations in 2015. More »

2016/01/14 17:13:22

New tender for advertising spaces at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport has published an invitation for tender for a 7- 10 year concession to operate the advertising sites at the airport. The airport operator is seeking companies with international experience in the sale and operation of advertising at transport hubs such as airports, railway terminals, metro lines. More »

2016/01/13 14:59:09

Ryanair celebrates 6 million customers in Budapest

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (13 Jan celebrated its 6,000,000th customer at Budapest Airport since it commenced operations in 2007. Dora Szegedi was Ryanair’s 6,000,000th customer in Budapest travelling from Budapest to one of 4 new Winter 16 route, Eilat in Israel. More »

2015/01/12 09:42:16

Budapest Airport registers all-time passenger record in 2014

Budapest Airport consigned all previous passenger records to the history books in 2014. The capital airport of Hungary served 9,155,961 passengers last year, which is a solid 7.5 % increase against 2013. A series of new airlines started operating to new destinations from Budapest, while existing airlines either increased capacity or frequency to their earlier destinations. More »