Budapest Airport’s window insulation program for local residents, commenced 4 years ago, will be continued and expanded next year. From 2020, significantly more residents living in the vicinity of the airport will be able to apply for window insulation for apartments or houses, and some property owners can also request a ventilator.
Between 2016 and 2019, Budapest Airport offered its window insulation program to 1500 property owners, and in 2020, an additional 1500 households will be able to enjoy the benefits of the program. Ferenc Liszt International Airport develops the region together with neighboring districts and settlements, and Budapest Airport pays special attention to the quality of life of residents. Therefore, it launched a voluntary window insulation program for people living within the noise protection zone already in 2016 in a value of approximately 150 million HUF, providing sound insulation of windows of living rooms and bedrooms.
As of 2020, participation in the window insulation program that has been ongoing for four years is to be expanded to an area twice the size of the previous one.
In addition to the area of eligibility, Budapest Airport is also expanding the range of services provided. Besides window insulation (or window replacement, the cost of which is borne jointly by the airport and the resident concerned), from 2020 eligible residents can also apply for ventilators which ensure a source of fresh air inside houses even with the windows closed.
The expanded program will be rolled out gradually, in several phases, for eligible property owners in District XVII and XVIII, Vecsés, and Üllő. The initiative will be provided by the For The Neighbors Of Budapest Airport Foundation, fully funded by Budapest Airport.
The airport operator also spends the deep sleep operation charges – introduced in October, collected from airlines after landings and take-offs between midnight and 05:00 – on this program.
The attached pictures are for information purposes only, the airport operator will notify eligible property owners by mail about how to apply, and it will also publish detailed information on what types of services property owners can claim and in which parts of the extended area. Participation in the program will soon be even faster and easier, as property owners will be able to submit their applications via a website to be launched early next year.