The Terrace Café is located on the roof of Terminal 2A, between the visitor terrace and the SkyCourt, and offers a direct view of the air traffic control tower and the Terminal 2 apron, where arriving aircraft are parked.
Since the terrace is partly open-air, it can also be used by smokers (in compliance with fire safety regulations). Until the weather permits – and with temperatures in excess of 20° C forecast for the next few days – the terrace will be open to visitors every day from the early morning until the late evening hours. The terrace itself will remain open during the winter as well, but the bar will be closed from November until February. The Terrace bar is operated by Budapest Airport’s long-standing food and beverage partner, SSP Hungary.
With this project, Budapest Airport fulfilled another expectation often voiced by travelers, to be able to observe, before boarding, the daily life of the airport and the spectacle of the aircraft landing and taking off, from a comfortable open-air terrace, with a glass of wine or beer in hand. Budapest Airport spent a total of 71.6 million HUF (approximately 234 000 EUR) on the project.
“With the opening of The Terrace bar, we have fulfilled one of the long-standing wishes put forward to us by passengers, because many people missed an open-air terrace where they could have a breath of fresh air before boarding,” said Patrick Bohl, head of retail and advertising for Budapest Airport. “The Terrace bar not only offers beverages, cocktails and coffee, but also other convenience services and a corner formulated specifically for smokers. It was important for us to also accommodate disabled guests; therefore, a special elevator has been installed to transport them from the SkyCourt terminal to The Terrace café.”