Budapest Airport Registers Strong September Figures

Transport

Photo by Róbert Baranyi/Budapest Airport

September was a busy month at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, with some 1,366,005 passengers registered over the course of the month, representing an increase of 15.2% compared to the same month of 2022.

The total number of passengers in the summer months of 2023 was 4,270,513, the airport says.

Between January and September, the capital airport welcomed a total of 10,981,806 passengers, an increase of 21.2% compared to the first nine months of 2022 and only 9.4% fewer than in the record year of 2019.

The volume of cargo handled at the airport in September reached 16,924 tons, surpassing the September 2022 figure by 11.6% and generating the strongest start to a season in the history of air cargo in Budapest.

By comparison, this represents a 56% increase compared to the volume recorded in September before the opening of the BUD Cargo City. At the same time, the number of cargo flights has decreased by 1.8% compared to last year, due to the better utilization of dedicated cargo aircraft and the fact that some of the cargo is carried as belly cargo, on the lower deck of airliners.

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