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Budapest Airport traffic up 5% in Q1

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Take-offs and landings at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport saw a year-on-year increase of 5% in the first quarter, Hungarian economic daily Világgazdaság said today, citing data from air traffic control company HungaroControl.

According to the paper overflights in Hungary rose by 19% during the period, while overflight traffic reached almost 600,000 planes last year.

Earlier, U.K.-based consultancy Skytrax ranked Budapestʼs Liszt Ferenc Airport the best airport in Eastern Europe in 2014, marking the second consecutive year for the honor.

Last year, Liszt Ferenc International Airport saw a record number of 9,155,000 passengers, which is 7.5% more than the previous year.

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