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 and a half years’ developments to nearly HUF 80 billion.
In the first half of 2022, developments to enhance infrastructure and the passenger experience continued at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, despite the fact that the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are still being felt in aviation, and passenger traffic will at best only reach 75% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.
In July, the Universal Airport Hub opened its doors in the city center. At the outlet on Kálvin Square, passengers can drop off their bags for safekeeping before their last sightseeing in Budapest, the passengers of participating airlines can check in and print boarding passes using kiosks, and if they are flying with Wizz Air, Air France-KLM, Norwegian or Aegan, they can also tag their hold baggage for later and faster drop off at the airport. The range of services is constantly expanding, with baggage wrapping and baggage size checks soon to be available in-store , to avoid having to wait at the airport during the peaks.
In response to passenger needs, Budapest Airport has started to develop an observation and smoking terrace at Terminal 2B, so that passengers traveling to the non-Schengen zone will be able to wait and smoke out in the open air after passport control. The new, 200 square meter terrace will be located on the so-called lounge mezzanine, the second floor of Terminal 2B. The terrace will provide an excellent view of the apron, and will also include a covered (non-smoking) section, to allow passengers to enjoy the view even in bad weather. After the easing of the pandemic, the airport operator prioritized the continuation of the project, which was started earlier. Thus, passengers are expected to be able to use the terrace in September.
To ensure carefree travel for families, the airport now offers five nursing rooms, where parents can take care of small children in privacy, with all the necessary amenities. Each room has an armchair, wardrobe and changing table, as well as a microwave. The airport operator also provides free pushchairs in the terminals for passengers with young children, which can be used free of charge from security check-in to boarding. The terminals have a total of 4 pushchair storage areas and 12 pushchairs, which the operator will expand in the future as required.
There are also 100 new baggage trolleys available in the terminal, which passengers can use free of charge during their stay at the airport. The operator is also replacing elevators, upgrading passenger and freight lifts in the transit areas of Terminals 2A and 2B.
On the Terminal 1 apron, the seven stands used by the integrators have been covered with new basalt concrete pavement with a greater load-bearing capacity, replacing the previous asphalt pavement over an area of more than 4000 square meters, to ensure smooth and safe working conditions. In addition, the joints between the concrete slabs on the Terminal 2 apron are being replaced with a new material that is more durable and flexible than before, to ensure long-term protection of the concrete slabs.
During the summer months, developments that are less visible to passengers have also commenced, such as the mapping of utility supply options for Terminal 3 and the demolition of operational buildings at the airport that can no longer be viably refurbished and used in their current condition. They will be replaced by new facilities of high quality and efficient operation.
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