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Landing charges incentives

All new routes may be eligible for generous discounts from landing fees. The generated criteria of all incentives are
- at least 2 weekly flights
- year around operation
- retroactive crediting
- new route: not operated by any other airline 1 year before launch
Training flights performed within the following time period(s): 22:00-06:00 are eligible for reductions as per section of the Tariff Manual.

5-year incentive for airlines operating new long haul routes

Landing charge discount by year of operation

  Year one Year two Year three Year four Year five
Level of discount 100% 100% 75% 50% 25%
Passenger service charge 50%        

5-year incentive for airlines operating new short haul routes

Landing charge discount by year of operation

  Year one Year two Year three Year four Year five
Level of discount 100% 75% 50% 25% 10%

Route Recovery - 2-year incentive for airlines starting routes recently terminated by other airlines - route recovery

Landing charge discount by year of operation

  Year one Year two
Level of discount 100% 50%

2-year incentive for airlines starting new seasonal flights

Landing charge discount by year of operation

  Year one Year two
Level of discount 50% 25%
Passenger service charge 25%  

1-Year incentive scheme for additional flights on existing international routes

Landing charge discount by year of operation

  Year one
Landing charge 100%

Passenger service charges incentives

In order to support new markets, Budapest Airport offers the new thin route incentive. New routes operated between 2 and 4 frequencies per week receive a retroactive dicount of 50% of the passenger service charge during the first three years of operation.

Discounts can be calculated by using the online charges calculator. (registered users only)

Incentive for airlines starting new thin short haul routes

  Year one Year two   Year three
Passenger service charge 50% 50%   50%

Operational incentives

Traffic increase incentive

Departing passengers Discount
0-499,999 0.00 EUR
500,000-624,999 1.00 EUR
625,000-749,999 1.50 EUR
750,000-874,999 1.80 EUR
875,000-999,999 2.10 EUR
1,000,000 – 1,124,999 2.30 EUR
1,125,000 – 1,399,999 2.40 EUR
Over 1,400,000 2.50 EUR

Seat load factor incentive

Load factor indicator Discount
90.0% - 92.4% 10%
92.5% - 100.0% 15%

Turnaround productivity incentive

Turnaround time efficiency indicator Discount
3,1 4%
3,2 6%
3,3 8%
Over 3.4 10%

Turnaround index= pax number/turnaround time in min

General principles of all operational incentive schemes
• applicable in case of min. 50000 pax/annum
• max. incentive is capped at 4.50 EUR/departing pax
• Retroactive crediting

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