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Passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt Int'l up 1,170% y.o.y. in March

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Image by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

The recovery of passenger traffic continued in March at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, with 796,000 travelers using the airport, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Compared to February passenger data, this is an increase of almost 30%, while passenger numbers are up 1,170% compared to the same period last year.

The number of destinations available from Budapest Airport has reached more than 80% of the pre-pandemic level.

There are currently 91 cities with direct flights from Budapest, offered by 29 airlines.

Compared to 2019, several previously unavailable cities are now included in Budapest Airport’s schedule, including Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Kaunas, Lappeenranta, Malta, Shannon and Turin. Based on passenger traffic data, the most popular destinations in March were Tel Aviv, London, and Dubai.

In March, the BUD Cargo City again handled a significant volume of air cargo. In the third month of the year, 19,786 tons of cargo passed through Budapest Airport’s cargo handling base, which is an increase of 32.8% compared to the same period last year.

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