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Budapest Metro Line Back in Service After Restoration

Mar 20, 2023

As of this Monday afternoon, underground trains again run between the two terminals on the Hungarian capital’s M3 metro line as the renovation of all but two stations have been completed. Over three quarters of the renovation costs have been covered by EU funding. Some 3,500 people have worked for the past five and half […]

Another Award for Budapest’s Main Airport

Mar 17, 2023

Ferenc Liszt International Airport has been named ‘Best Airport in Eastern Europe’ by Skytrax at the World Airport Awards in March for the tenth time in a row. This is its second major accolade in a month. At the beginning of March, ACI chose Ferenc Liszt International Airport as the best airport in Europe among […]

Ferenc Liszt International Airport Named Best in Europe

Mar 7, 2023

The Hungarian capital’s Ferenc Liszt National Airport has been voted the best European airport among airports with 15-25 million passengers, based on passenger feedback – as published by Airports Council International (ACI). The accolade is based on an international and independent survey, relying solely on passenger feedback. According a statement by the airport’s managing company, […]

Budapest's Main Airport: 10 Mn Passengers in 10 months

Dec 1, 2022

With the summer season over, passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport is slowly decreasing, according to the latest bulletin published this Thursday by the airport's management company Budapest Airport. Although the monthly passenger number remained above one million in October, traffic compared to 2019 fell from 80-82% in the summer months to 79%. In […]

New Flight Launched between Budapest and Seoul

Oct 3, 2022

Korean Air, the national airline of South Korea, will offer two direct flights per week between Budapest and Seoul in the winter schedule, with frequency increases planned in the future. The carrier will operate the route with 269-seater Boeing B787-900 Dreamliners, on Mondays and Saturdays. Regardless of the travel class chosen, the fare includes meals […]

Good Summer Numbers at Budapest's Main Airport

Sep 17, 2022

The growth in passenger numbers, typical of the summer months, continued in August, with a total of 1,299,814 passengers passing through Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. August was thus the third month in a row when passenger traffic reached or exceeded 80% of the record-breaking 2019 volume before the coronavirus pandemic, and the fourth month […]

Hungarians Traveled Abroad More in the Second Quarter

Sep 11, 2022

Hungarians travelled abroad 4.7 million times between April and June this year, 53% more than in the same period a year earlier, but the number of trips abroad fell by 24% compared to the second quarter of 2019, according to the quarterly publication of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). The most popular destinations were […]

Airport Developments Approaching HUF 80 billion

Sep 10, 2022

In the spirit of quality and sustainability, developments at Ferenc Liszt International Airport have continued in 2022. In the first half of the year, the airport management company Budapest Airport says it spent a total of more than HUF 5.3 billion on various infrastructure and sustainability projects, bringing the total value of the past three […]

Increasing Passenger Numbers, Stable Cargo Traffic

Aug 10, 2022

More and more people are choosing to fly again; passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport reached 1,294,608 in July, 80% of the level before the pandemic in 2019 and up by more than 140% compared to the same period last year. The management company Budapest Airport says it prepared for the summer period both […]

European Aviation Problems Also Affect Budapest

Jun 30, 2022

The onset of the summer season, the dynamic growth of post-Covid air traffic and the unprecedented staff shortage across Europe is creating huge challenges for airports across the continent. For weeks now, there have been reports of flight cancellations, delayed departures and arrivals, and ground handling disruptions. Thus, Budapest Airport, the management company of the […]

Another Skytrax Award for Budapest's Main Airport

Jun 18, 2022

The Hungarian capital's Ferenc Liszt International Airport has once again been named the "best airport in Eastern Europe" at the 2022 World Airport Awards for the ninth consecutive year. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris. A press release by the airport menegment company Budapest Airport says the […]

Budapest Airport: Over a Million Passengers in May

Jun 14, 2022

Ferenc Liszt International Airport reached its highest passenger volume in two years in May, with passenger traffic exceeding one million during the fifth month of the year, according to the latest airport bulletin published by the airport management company Budapest Airport. To be precise, 1,095,597 passengers used Budapest’s main airport in May, an increase of […]

Wizz Air Closes Financial Year with Increased Loss

Jun 9, 2022

Low-cost airline Wizz Air closed the 2021/2022 financial year ending March this year with a loss of EUR 642.5 million, up from EUR 576 million in the previous year, while its revenue more than doubled to EUR 1.66 billion from EUR 739 million in the previous year, according to a report published on the company's […]

Hungarians Plan More Foreign, Shorter Domestic Travel

May 30, 2022

The epidemic is less of a barrier to holiday planning this year, financial constraint is more of concern; although a higher proportion of respondents are planning a holiday abroad than last year, the proportion of those planning a domestic trip of at least five days has not changed in a year, and the majority are […]

April: Nearly a Million Passengers at Budapest Airport

May 12, 2022

April was a record month for the Hungarian capital's Ferenc Liszt International Airport in the sense that it achieved the highest passenger numbers in the 25 months since the outbreak of the pandemic. In the fourth month of the year, a total of 997,454 passengers used the airport, bringing the annual number of passengers to […]

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