Labor shortages have caused chaos at many Western European airports. Therefore, Budapest Airport has no other choice but to cancel 10-15 flights a week.
Katalin Valentínyi, head of communications at Budapest Airport gave an interview to hvg.hu, where she shedded light on the issues.
Due to the lack of labour force, delays at airports have become more and more frequent. The chaos at Western European airports is taking a toll on Budapest Airport, too. Unfortunately, the international problems cannot be avoided in Hungary, says Katalin Valentínyi. “On a weekly basis, you can expect 10-15 flight cancellations, which is insignificant compared to the total number of flights. On the other hand, there are delays, and there is also a staffing shortage among the air traffic controllers” – Katalin Valentínyi, communications director of Budapest Airport, told HVG. Especially at night, people can expect more delays. That is why Budapest Airport has come to an agreement with one of the most affected airline companies. According to the agreement, they will move 19 flights from the night period.
As blikk.hu reports, Budapest Airport allocates HUF 1.2 billion (EUR 2,978,720.76) to the noise protection programme to help people living near the airport. They offered the opportunity to 1,500 property owners, and nearly a third of them took advantage of it. In addition, they are planning to expand the programme. Soon, residents in the 17th and 18th districts can also use the new service. Moreover, the 10th district, Vecsés and Üllő can take part in the noise protection programme, too. In fact, property owners can request window insulation, window replacement for windows older than 10 years, insulation of shutters, and the installation of ventilation equipment in the bedroom.
The application to the noise protection programme that starts in September has several phases. In the first phase, the expanded noise protection options will be available in the above-mentioned neighbourhoods. After that, the programme continues with additional services and expands to other areas. For the first time, some property owners in Kőbánya can also participate in the programme. What is more, Budapest Airport will inform the owners of a total of 4,000 affected residential properties by post about the details and application process of the programme.
Source: blikk.hu, hvg.hu