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Budapest Airport to close Terminal 1

Liszt Ferenc International Airport operator Budapest Airport is closing Terminal 1 because of a drop in turnover following the grounding of national carrier Malév, Budapest Airport communications director Mihály Hardy told internet portal [origo] on Wednesday.

Hardy said the airport's Terminal 2 could handle all flights. He added that the closure would take place gradually.

He said airport staff and business partners had been informed of the move.

Asked whether the terminal could be reopened if a new national carrier is established, Hardy said that was not a reality at the moment.

Troubled Malév stopped all commercial flights at the beginning of February.

Terminal 1 serves mainly low-fare airlines. Malév used the newer Terminal 2.


Hardy told MTI that a final decision on the closure of Terminal 1 had not been taken and promised a more detailed announcement later.