Budapest Airport

The past year at Budapest Airport was characterized by increasing passenger traffic, development and sustainability. Budapest Airport handed out awards at a gala dinner to its most outstanding retail, airline and environmental partners, who contributed to Ferenc Liszt International Airport remaining the fastest developing airport in the Central Eastern European region.

More than 16 million passengers, 135 000 tons of air cargo, development and sustainability – this is how 2019 can best be summarized for Budapest Airport. Growth at the gateway to Hungary far exceeded the European average. Budapest Airport is also the largest employer in the region, where airlines, authorities and other companies work together for the convenience, safety and security of passengers. To recognize this joint work, Budapest Airport handed out awards to the most outstanding partners of the past year, during a gala dinner.

“The key to the success of Budapest Airport is cooperation, so we highly appreciate the partners who contribute to Ferenc Liszt International Airport being the first in the region,”

said Dr. Rolf Schnitzler, the CEO of Budapest Airport.

“According to forecasts, traffic at the airport could reach 20 million within a few years. Therefore, we will spend several billion forints on airport development during the coming years, to serve the increased passenger traffic in an expanded and convenient airport environment,” he added.

2019 award winners:



Best newcomer airline and new belly cargo carrier

Shanghai Airlines – China Eastern

Largest low-cost carrier

Wizz Air

Largest capacity growth

Pegasus Airlines

Best airline marketing

TAP Air Portugal

Best developing long haul and belly cargo carrier

LOT Polish Airlines

Best developing freighter operator


Best developing integrator

DHL Express

Best developing overall cargo operator

Qatar Airways Cargo

Air cargo community award

József Teleki, director, Customs Airport Directorate

Retailer of the year

AmRest Kft. – KFC

Retailer of the year

Magyar Lapterjesztő Zrt. – Costa Coffee

Retailer of the year

SPAR Magyarország Kft. – Supermarket no. 173

Greenairport partner of the year

DHL Globál Szállítmányozási Kft. and DHL Freight Hungary

Source: Press release – Budapest Airport

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