Budapest Airport passenger traffic surpasses 1 mln in May


Photo by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Ferenc Liszt International Airport reached its highest passenger volume in two years in May, with passenger traffic exceeding 1 million during the fifth month of the year, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Some 1,095,597 passengers used Budapest Airport in May, an increase of 1,130% compared to the same period in 2021.

There are currently direct flights from Budapest to 125 airports in 114 cities, served by 34 airlines. In May, the most popular destinations were London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt, but Barcelona and Munich were also very popular, the airport said.

Despite the negative international trends, cargo traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport remained stable in May at more than 15,000 tons per month. In the first five months of the year, the airport handled 84,000 tons of air cargo in total, a 17% increase compared to January-May 2021.

Bag tagging now available in downtown Budapest

The airport opened a self-service baggage drop-off facility on June 13 at Kálvin tér in Budapest, where passengers can now print their bag tags easily and simply for certain flights, provided they have a valid boarding pass.

Baggage tagging is available for Wizzair, Air France-KLM, Norwegian and Aegean passengers, enabling them to avoid queuing at the airport and to drop off their baggage themselves at the drop-off counters at the airport. At Kálvin tér, it is also possible to print the boarding pass and to check in for certain flights.

New nursing rooms and stroller storage facilities in the terminal

At the end of May, Budapest Airport opened and handed over four more nursing rooms in the terminal buildings, where parents can take care of their babies in a private environment, with all the necessary amenities. Each room is equipped with an armchair, a closet, and a changing table, as well as a microwave oven for those who wish to heat up meals for their children.

The airport operator has also made free strollers available in the terminals, to ensure that passengers with young children can move around the airport with their toddlers comfortably and easily. The free strollers can be used after security screening, until boarding. The terminals have a total of four stroller storage facilities and 12 strollers, which the operator will expand in the future as required.

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