Budapest Airport Announces Extraordinary Wage Hike


Photo by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Budapest Airport has decided to implement an extraordinary wage increase of 10%, which will be effective for BUD group employees from October 2022.

The airport operator increased the wages of its employees by an average of 13% – 15% for certain positions - from March 2022, but after continuously monitoring current economic developments and the rate of inflation, it proposed a further 10% wage increase this fall.

The company’s initiative was unanimously accepted by all present trade union leaders at a consultation meeting last month; the change has thus taken effect from October 1. This means that BUD group employees will receive the increased wages as part of their salary arriving in November.

The starting basic salary of security screeners at BUD Security Kft., a wholly owned subsidiary of Budapest Airport, will be 444,800 HUF gross from October, a 10% increase compared to the previous salary.

The starting salary of terminal operations and information staff responsible for passenger information will also rise to 444 800 HUF gross per month.

In addition to their basic salary and shift supplements, staff are also entitled to a quarterly bonus, work commute allowance, and, in specific positions, a seniority wage, in proportion to the time spent with the company, the operator says.

Zsuzsa Zahorán-Pirisi, chief human resources officer for Budapest Airport, says, “Budapest Airport has already implemented a significant wage increase in 2022, but we all see that inflation and rising overhead costs have put Hungarian employees in a difficult situation. "

"I am very pleased that even in this extraordinary situation, Budapest Airport is moving forward in cooperation with its employees, supporting each other. We will continue to count on our colleagues; moreover, we are constantly expanding our team, as we all share the common goal of providing the best possible service to our passengers at the airport,” she adds.

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