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Budapest Airport's new terminal building completed

Contractor KÉSz Zrt has completed SkyCourt, the new central passenger hall of the second terminal of Budapest's international airport; the facility is due to be opened to the public at the end of March, Budapest Airport told MTI on Tuesday evening.

SkyCourt's systems have been tested since December last year, the statement said.

SkyCourt cost €70 million to complete and the entire investment cost €102 million.

In the next few weeks, the tenants of the building will be making preparations for the official opening of SkyCourt, scheduled for March 18, 2011. Passenger traffic is due to start on March 27, Budapest Airport said.

The hall was awarded the British-Hungarian prize of civil engineering which is granted jointly by the British Institution of Civil Engineers, the Association of Hungarian Consulting Engineers and Architects, and the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, in appreciation of the best performance or product of civil engineering each year. (MTI-Econews)