Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International Airport climbed to 1,294,608 in July, operator Budapest Airport said in a monthly bulletin.
Passenger volume rose by over 140 percent from the same month a year earlier but was still at 80 percent of the pre-pandemic level. The most popular destinations in July were London, Tel Aviv, Antalya, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Cargo volume at the airport reached 14,647 tonnes in July.
For the period January-July, cargo volume reached 113,181 tonnes, up 11 percent year on year and 47 percent higher than in the same period in 2019. Budapest Airport announced the launch of a 3.5 billion forint (EUR 8.7m) infrastructure development project that will include widening taxiways and overhauling lighting. The first phase of the development will run until early December.
Budapest Airport will also begin the expansion of the apron at BUD Cargo City, allowing Liszt Ferenc to handle up to four category F cargo aircraft at once, up from two at present.