Budapest Airport registers almost 1 mln passengers in April

Transport

Photo by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Ferenc Liszt International Airport registered a total of 997,454 passengers in April, the highest number in the 25 months since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data by operator Budapest Airport.

The Easter long weekend also produced the numbers predicted by the operator: 6% more people traveled during the holiday than on other days in April.

This means that April saw a 1,400% increase in passenger traffic at Budapest Airport, compared to the same period of 2021.

In April, the airport welcomed several returning flights: Air Baltic offers direct flights to Riga, Arkia to Tel Aviv, and WizzAir to Warsaw for the traveling public.

The summer schedule also sees Ryanair returning to Corfu, Chania, Rimini, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes and Zadar, WizzAir to Abu Dhabi and Podgorica, Norwegian to Stockholm Arlanda and Transavia France to Nantes, while Ryanair has new flights to Burgas, Stockholm, and Alghero, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Budapest Airport currently offers direct flights to 109 airports in 99 cities, served by 31 airlines.

In terms of cargo volumes, aerial logistics was also significantly affected by the lockdowns and cancelations in the Far East in April, with global air freight volumes falling by 8%.

However, contrary to the international trend, Budapest Airport still managed to record a 3.3% increase in April, with the BUD Cargo City handling a total of 17,245 tons of cargo.

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