Cautious Optimism For 2010 At Budapest Airport

  • 19 Mar 2010 1:00 AM
Cautious Optimism For 2010 At Budapest Airport
"Based on favorable traffic statistics of the beginning of the year, Budapest Airport adopts a cautious optimism for the year 2010, said aviation director Kam Jandu in his presentation delivered at the conference at the 2010 Travel expo. He also added that air traffic here strongly depends on the condition of the Hungarian economy as a whole.

For 2010, Budapest Airport foresees 8.22 million passengers. Regarding new flights, it is known that Malév increases the frequency of its Belgrade flight to two per day (to satisfy the demand which is steadily increasing from its launch in Decem-ber 2009), WizzAir flies to Forli, Italy, three times a week, and twice a week to Pisa and Turku, Finland. Germanwings launches its Hanover flight (3 per week).

In the summer schedule period, Aerosvit of the Ukraine returns to connect Budapest with Kiev, and Carpatair now flies to Venice on its own. Several airlines increase their flight frequencies in the summer period, including Malév flying 3 times a week to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Both Malév and Tarom increase frequency to Bucharest, and WizzAir adds 3 flights per week to Düsseldorf. Both Lufthansa and Malév operate an increased number of flights between Budapest and Milan. Austrian adds 4 flights per week to the Vienna route, and Malév adds 3 flights per week to Kolozsvár.

Budapest Airport aims at boosting passenger traffic at Ferihegy with several initiatives. Our company continues to offer special discounts to operators of new long-haul flights including destinations in North-America, South-East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the emirates. Last week, representatives of Budapest Airport had discussions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the possibility of launching flights with the representatives of four airlines based in the Persian Gulf region.

It was also made clear at the conference that Budapest Airport continues to take part in joint promotions of stakeholders in the tourism industry (including the airport, airlines, hotels, travel agencies, and marketing organizations) and encourages them to act together in developing tourism in Hungary and Budapest and enabling the launch of new flights.

The most important event at Ferihegy Airport, turning sixty this year, is the handover of SkyCourt which will offer world-class service to passengers. The cargo development is also continued at Ferihegy this year: Budapest Airport will hand over the new international postal exchange facility to the Hungarian Post in the summer, and the development project of the new cargo base at Terminal 2 will commence."

Source: Budapest Airport

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