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New boarding hall at Budapest Airport

New Boarding Hall at Budapest Airport

D&T
Jan 15, 2020

A new chapter begins in the life of Budapest Airport from 2020. The first phase of a new, 11,500-square-meter facility serving passengers and providing the same level of comfort as the terminals has opened this Wednesday. The modern Pier 1 – to be fully completed by the summer of 2020 – replacing the earlier basic […]

Budapest

Greater Budapest 70 Years Old

D&T
Jan 2, 2020

Passed on December 20, 1949 and come into force on January 1, 1950, Law No. XXVI of 1949 attached seven towns and 16 villages to the former Budapest, creating Greater Budapest, enlarging its area from 207 km² to 525 km² (by 54%). Thus, the number of the Hungarian capital’s inhabitants increased from 1.058 million to […]

New Record at Budapest Airport

D&T
Dec 27, 2019

Four days before the end of the year, traffic at the Budapest airport reached a new record: on December 27, this year's 16 millionth passenger crossed the gates of the terminal – for the first time in its history. Thus, the Liszt Ferenc International Airport remains one of the fastest growing airports in the region […]

Free ice rink at the Budapest Municipality

Budapest Municipality Opens Free Ice Rink

D&T
Dec 19, 2019

Where there was a parking lot, there will now be skaters. A new ice rink opened to the public in the parking lot of the Budapest Municipality the Thursday. The free ice rink is situated in the inner courtyard of the Mayor's Office, replacing the former parking lot. The solemn opening was held Thursday afternoon […]

Budapest

October, the Strongest Month in Budapest Tourism

D&T
Dec 14, 2019

October was the fastest growing month of 2019 in terms of guest arrivals and guest nights in Budapest, an analysis by the Budapest Festival and Tourism Center (BFTK) notes. Sales of commercial accommodation in Budapest were close to HUF 25 billion. For the first time in a long time, not only lodging revenues have increased […]

Remembering the victims of the Budapest ghetto

75th Anniversary of the Budapest Ghetto

D&T
Nov 28, 2019

"The tragedy of our Jewish compatriots is the tragedy of all of us, the darkest period of Hungarian history," Péter Niedermüller, Mayor of Erzsébetváros (Budapest’s District 7), said at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Pest Ghetto in Budapest on Thursday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. At the commemoration of the local […]

Twin City Liner catamaran in Budapest

Vienna-Budapest Test Cruise

D&T
Nov 25, 2019

A modern fast catamaran – with 160 paying customers on board – was in Budapest this past week-end for a sight-seeing trip connecting the Austrian and Hungarian capitals on the Danube. After a successful trial, at least three similar trips will be organized next year. The Twin City Liner has been traveling between Vienna and […]

Convertiplane over Budapest

Convertiplane Demonstration Flight over Budapest

D&T
Oct 29, 2019

On the fifth day of a joint operation of Hungarian and US special military units, a CV-22B Osprey type convertiplane of the US Air Force conducted a demonstration flight above the Hungarian capital this Tuesday. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, military aircraft capable of both vertical takeoff and landing. It is designed […]

Property Transactions Plunge in Budapest as Prices Stagnate

D&T
Oct 29, 2019

The property market in Budapest has hit the brakes and the 9,941 transactions recorded in the first half of the year represent a significant 46% drop from the same period a year earlier, according to the weekly analysis published by Ingatlan.com. The average price per square meter of used properties in the Hungarian capital was […]

Stronger Airbnb Activity in Budapest

D&T
Oct 28, 2019

Similarly to 2017, Airbnb activity in Budapest increased by 25% year-on-year last year with overnight stays exceeding 1.8 million. Overnight stays recorded by the end of last year surged by 70% compared to 2016, according to a report released by Colliers International and Hotelschool The Hague. The Airbnb services in Budapest comprise more than 10,000 […]

Large Office space Supply in Budapest

D&T
Oct 21, 2019

The largest supply of modern office space in 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) was recorded in Warsaw, Budapest and in Prague, while the biggest increase of new supply in the first half of 2019 was noted in Bucharest. The most active tenant sectors are IT, professional services, banking and BPO/SSC. More and […]

Budapest mayor-elect Gergely Karácsony and representatives of Hungarian opposition parties

Hungarian Opposition Makes Headway in Municipal Elections

D&T
Oct 14, 2019

Scoring its biggest victory in a decade, Hungarian opposition parties conquered the capital Budapest in municipal elections held on Sunday as their candidate, 44-year-old Gergely Karácsony ousted incumbent István Tarlós, backed by the ruling Fidesz party. In addition to snatching the mayoral post from Fidesz, opposition forces - which supported a joint candidate in a […]

The József Nádor Square in Budapest

Downtown Square Renovation Completed

D&T
Aug 28, 2019

The renovation of the iconic József Nádor Square in downtown Budapest has been completed and the square has been handed over to public use. The once disorderly public space now boasts a Zsolnay Fountain in the center and the statue of Joseph Anton Johann (1776-1847), Archduke of Austria and Palatine of Hungary who the square […]

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