Passenger traffic down 96.1% y.o.y. at Ferenc Liszt Int'l
Photo by Budapest Airport
Passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International airport fell to 49,283 in November, due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the introduction of travel and other Covid-related restrictions, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Compared to November 2019, passenger traffic fell by approximately 96.1%.
Airport operator Budapest Airport says that it expects a similarly low passenger volume in December. However, the Christmas period could produce a slight increase, the operator notes.
Annual passenger traffic at Ferenc Liszt International is expected to be no more than 4 million this year.
The airport also noted that preparations for the transportation of coronavirus vaccines are already underway at cargo facility BUD Cargo City. The cargo center features storage facilities of 15-25 °C and 2-8 °C, as well as a -15- 25 °C storage room, which are able to accommodate several dozen pallets worth of goods.
As the Budapest Business Journal reported earlier, while passenger numbers are falling, the volume of cargo handled at Ferenc Liszt International remains high. In November, Budapest Airport handled 13.864 tons of air cargo November, which is 6.3% more than a year ago and the strongest monthly cargo performance on record.
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