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BUD handled more than 1.5 mln passengers during summer

Transport

Image by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA: BUD) handled some 702,524 passengers in August, up 78% compared to August 2020, bringing the total number of passengers registered during the summer to 1,507,079, operator Budapest Airport said in a press release.

The more than 1.5 million passengers registered during the summer months represent an increase of 92% compared to the summer of 2020. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, August generated the highest passenger numbers at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the operator noted.

The growth in passenger traffic is apparent in the daily passenger figures as well; while in the first third of the year, the number of passengers per day at Budapest Airport was around 2,000 on average, this number rose to 23,000 in August.

In line with the growing passenger traffic, the 100E bus service to the airport is operating more frequently and with extended operating times since September 11, to help passengers access the airport from downtown Budapest. The service now runs every 20-30 minutes on the Deák Ferenc tér - Ferenc Liszt International Airport route.

With nearly 80% of the destinations that were available in August 2019 already restored, travelers can now choose from 106 routes, which could climb to 120 in the coming months.

Cargo traffic in August remained stable, with Budapest Airport handling 15,697 tons of air cargo, an increase of 58% compared to the same period of 2020.

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