Exciting destinations, guaranteed relaxation
122 destinations and 112 cities are accessible with direct flights by 35 airlines in Budapest Airport’s summer schedule, so everyone can find what is best for them. Budapest Airport has now selected a few options from this colorful palette, to help passengers make their choice.
For the first time this year, Izmir, Turkey, has become a new destination accessible directly from Budapest. The country’s third largest city is attracting tourists as an impressively modern and vibrant destination. And if we are talking about Turkey, we cannot leave out Antalya. The resort city known as the Turkish Riviera is unforgettable; its crystal-clear seawater captivate everyone.
Those who are more attracted to Spanish destinations can discover the natural beauty of Alicante, Valencia and Castellon with direct flights from Budapest. For a unique gastronomic experience, try the local tapas, paella, seafood or the Spanish drink specialty, sangria.
New York will be accessible again from June, and the much sought-after overseas destination, a favorite with Hungarian travelers, once again awaits passengers eager to explore its sites, after a nearly two-year hiatus. Besides the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, Greenwich Village is also worth a visit, where you can take a photo in front of the “typical brownstone” houses and feel like you are in an authentic American movie.
Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is a treasure trove. The summer schedule offers direct flights from Budapest to Alghero, in northwest Sardinia. It is worth taking a stroll along the city walls for a magnificent view, especially if wandering around at sunset.
Countless other destinations available at Ferenc Liszt International Airport offer exciting and unforgettable experiences, so it is worth browsing the cities accessible from Budapest, to discover new cultures, wonderful panoramas and special memories.
Quality airport services to get your trip off to a good start
Spending time at the airport is an integral part of the holiday experience, so it is of paramount importance for Budapest Airport that passengers should have a good time while waiting, and that airport processes run quickly and seamlessly.
For people arriving by car, it is important to keep their vehicles safe during their journey. Near Terminal 2, there are almost 5000 parking spaces available in the airport’s four car parks for passenger cars. All of them are convenient and open 24 hours a day, all year round. It is worth booking your parking space online, in advance, so that you not only get a discount, but also secure a parking space on-airport.
Budapest Airport recently turned several airport processes into self-service, in an effort to offer touchless solutions. As a result, in addition to checking in online, passengers can now check in their baggage themselves, using one of the 30 new self-service baggage drop-off machines, if their airline allows it. In addition, 12 automated passport control gates help speed up checks and passage on arrival.
The developments at the airport also involved countless capacity expansions. Not only have the sanitary blocks at the airport been refurbished, but their number has more than doubled, with twice as many toilets now available on the mezzanine level of the SkyCourt, near the food and beverage outlets, as before, and the capacity expansion in Terminal 2A, has been followed by the renovation of the washrooms in the arrivals hall of Terminal 2B, where there is now three times the bathroom capacity. Budapest Airport ensures a pleasant environment and the cleanliness of the washrooms through continuous disinfectant cleaning. New passenger security screening lanes have been opened and the flooring in Terminal 2A has been replaced. A new escalator has been installed in Pier B, and new elevators have been handed over on the arrivals level of Terminals 2A and 2B. Thanks to the 13 drinking fountains, passengers can avoid drinking water from plastic bottles and may refill their water bottles in the terminal, to protect the environment. In addition, an extra 100 baggage trolleys have recently been put into service by the airport operator, providing passengers with an even greater number of vehicles for transporting their bags.
Passengers using the Fast Track Lane can pass through security screening with a shorter waiting time, through a dedicated security screening lane, can arrive in the transit area sooner, and can spend their time shopping and relaxing until boarding. For more information on the Fast Track Lane service and the list of airlines offering it, please visit Budapest Airport’s website. Those who do not use this service will not have to wait more than 15 minutes at the security checkpoint.
Not only does Budapest Airport make far-away destinations accessible to its passengers, it also presents the vibrant trends of the world up close, from fashion to gastronomy. The airport operator ensures that time spent at the airport should be useful and enjoyable for everyone, and offers a wide range of products, international brands and a variety of gastronomic delights for passengers.
Budapest Airport is not forgetting the little ones either; for families with small children, there is a children’s play corner on the mezzanine level of the SkyCourt and an exciting playground on Pier B, where kids can make new friends and have the time of their lives in a friendly and safe environment. In addition, the play corners will soon be refurbished, so children can play in an even more modern and exciting area.
Thanks to the developments implemented at Ferenc Liszt International Airport over the past three years, passenger satisfaction has been increasing steadily. In the results of the quarterly ASQ (airport service quality) surveys, the last quarter of 2021 surpassed all previous scores. At the beginning of February 2022, Budapest Airport was also awarded ACI World’s “The Voice of the Customer” recognition, which is bestowed on airports that made significant efforts to collect passenger feedback through the ASQ program during the pandemic.