From now on it may not be so much of a problem if someone arrives at the airport later than two hours prior to departure, as recommended by airlines. The most convenient way to avoid queuing during the peaks is to take the Fast Track Lane through passenger security screening. This convenience service was initially only available for passengers traveling first or business class, before Budapest Airport made it accessible to all passengers two years ago (currently for a price of 1500 HUF, i.e. approximately 5 EUR). Thus, the Fast Track Lane is also available to passengers traveling economy class or with low cost carriers, if they purchase this service separately.
Budapest Airport has now expanded the number of voucher sales points for the Fast Track Lane by installing two vending machines, meaning that vouchers can now be purchased directly at the entrances to the passenger security screening checkpoint. The new Fast Track voucher machines accept cash (banknotes and coins) as well as credit cards, and are even suitable for contactless credit card payment (PayPass). One new sales point is available at Terminal 2A and another at T2B.
“We have reached the highest western European service levels by expanding our Fast Track Lane service with these user-friendly vending machines” said Manel Moreno, head of commercial landside services for Budapest Airport. “We hope that this new opportunity will quickly become popular with passengers, since it is advantageous for them to be able to access the SkyCourt more rapidly, using the Fast Track Lane. This way they have more time to do some shopping or to sit down for a coffee, and can also reach their boarding gates sooner.”