Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest has been found to be among the hardest-hit airports by the new coronavirus outbreak, according to a Eurostat study.
The amount of passenger traffic decreased the most in Italy by 85% (–11.9 million), Slovakia by 73% (–124,000), Slovenia by 73% (–97,000), and the Czech Republic by 65% (-824,000) in March, Kafkadesk reported.
The air traffic in Hungary dropped by 12% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to last year’s first quarter, and there was a 58% decrease in March compared to traffic last March.
Liszt Ferenc International Airport is among the top 10 hardest-hit airports in Europe, along with Vaclav Havel in the Czech Republic, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Berlin-Schönefeld, Stuttgart, Köln/Bonn in Germany, København/Kastrup in Denmark, and Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland.
The 12 hardest-hit European countries were Slovakia and Slovenia, both seeing a decrease of 73%, the Czech Republic with –65%, Malta with –64%, Denmark with –63%, Germany with –62%, Croatia with –61%, Luxembourg with –60%, Cyprus with –59%, Hungary with –58%, and both Lithuania and Finland with –57%.
(The Eurostat study was conducted with the preliminary air transport data available from Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia.)