Between January and November this year, the number of passengers served at the airport was 10% higher than in the same period last year, so there was no doubt Budapest Airport would hit the 11 million mark in December. Today in the morning it turned out that the 11 millionth passenger was Hangonyiné Nagy Hajnalka flying together with her daughter Eszter. This is the very first time for Hajnalka to travel by air, heading out with airberlin on an overseas round trip.
The 16 new flights launched at Budapest Airport this year by all means contributed to the increased traffic through the airport in addition to a number of other development efforts taken by airlines including increased frequencies or operating larger aircraft on existing routes. Airberlin carrying the lucky eleven millionth passenger started its third daily flight between Budapest and Berlin Tegel this year offering the added advantage for Hungarian passengers that transfer times are significantly reduced in the case of several overseas connections.
“Last year we experienced remarkable passenger traffic and to watch the robust development continue into 2016 is a rewarding time for us all,” said Kam Jandu, CCO of Budapest Airport. He added, “We approached this year with a strategy to do all we could to ensure Budapest, and Hungary, remain an attractive and competitive market, and I believe we’ve not only succeeded in this goal but also ensured the demands of our passengers, as well as our business partners, have been met.”