Ferenc Liszt International Airport was once again chosen the best airport of Eastern Europe at the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards.
As Hungary is finally open for travellers, its biggest airport is slowly recuperating its complete operational system. After a terrible year that paralysed tourism everywhere, it was finally time to go around the world again and name the best airports out there.
Skytrax is a UK-based consultancy running an airport review and ranking site. Their work is based on tens of thousands of verified traveller reviews and ratings, fully independent from the rated airports. Every year they chose the best airports in the world based on criteria, such as check-in, travelling services, quality, and the level of security. Despite the coronavirus situation, this year was no exception.
The World Airports Awards is one of the most prestigious in the aviation sector, quotes bud.hu the words of Budapest Airport.
Ferenc Liszt International Airport has won the best Eastern-European Airport Award for the eights time in a row!
On the complete list, the Hungarian airport sits in the 97th position, a bit behind last year (93rd position). The airport of Vienna, which is considerably more extensive and more significant, also slid back seven places since 2020. The other two competitors of the region, Prague and Warsaw, did not make it into the top100.
Chris Dinsdale, general manager of Budapest Airport Zrt. told turizmus.com that “the past 18 months were the most challenging times of the aviation sector, that required extra performance from everyone. Because of this,
this year’s award plays a special role for us, since passengers did not only appreciate the general performance of the airport but also the answers we gave to the pandemic situation.”
CEO of Skytrax Edward Plaisted said that “With many airports around the world having seen a 70-80% drop in passenger numbers during our survey period, we considered that our 2021 awards should reflect these conditions, and whilst many customers voted for their favourite airport without visiting there in the last year, we had a very large survey response for airports where users have been travelling during COVID-19.”
Here is the top10 list of the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards
If you are interested in the top100, click on this link to reach it.
Source: turizmus.com, bud.hu, airlineequality.com