Daily News | Jan 21, 2017 | 0
The “tin hall” of the Budapest Airport is soon to be gone as construction on new pier begins
Terminal B’s temporary building, nicknamed by many as the “tin hall”, welcomed its last flight on Sunday. In the coming weeks, the hall will be dismantled. Still, the functioning of the paddocks at terminal A remains unchanged, budflyer.blog.hu reports.
Soon, the construction of a new “passenger pier” will begin, which is the biggest investment at the Budapest Airport since the Skycourt was completed. On Sunday, the Wizz Air flight from Baku was the last one to use the “tin hall” and, until the constructions are finished, passengers of the low-cost, non-Schengen flights will have to board their planes by bus.
By 2018, passengers can enjoy the comforts of the new pier, a 220 m addition to terminal 2B. The new wing will significantly increase the capacity of the airport. It will be able to meet the needs of both legacy and low-cost airlines with 27 new gates and 10 new jet bridges.
Following the bankruptcy of Malév, the Budapest Airport had to cope with the influx of low-cost airlines. To provide fast and efficient ways of operation for these airlines, the airport had to create a temporary solution, which first consisted of a cordon, then a tent, and, finally, the current light-frame construction terminal building, which has been in use since spring 2013.
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