Budapest Airport passenger numbers exceed 1.2 mln in June

Transport

Image by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Ferenc Liszt International Airport started the 2022 summer season strongly, registering 1.208 million passengers in June, which corresponds to about 82% of the 2019 figures.

The airport says that despite the rapid growth in passenger traffic, it is not experiencing the level of disruptions typical of most European airports.

In June, an average of 15-20 flights were canceled by airlines per week due to airline operational reasons, with 68% of flights departing on time or with a delay of maximum 30 minutes. The average duration of delays for departing flights was 30 minutes.

At the moment, some 108 cities and 119 airports are available from Ferenc Liszt International Airport, which are served by 30 airlines.

The most popular destinations in June include classic summer destinations such as Barcelona, Antalya, and Istanbul, but London, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, and Paris remain firmly in the top 10.

Cargo traffic stable despite global decline

Budapest Airport’s cargo traffic remained stable despite a decline in global air cargo volumes since April, according to Bud.hu

In June, the volume of air cargo was 14.528 tons, which is 4.6% less than in June 2021, but 34.7% higher than in 2019.

In the first six months of the year, the airport handled a total of 98,536 tons of air cargo, and if the trend continues, there is a good chance of reaching another milestone of 200,000 tons of cargo handled in a year, the airport says.

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