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Liszt Ferenc Airport passenger volume rises 7% yr/yr in February

Passenger volume at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport rose more than 7.4% yr/yr to close to 490,000 in February, airport operator Budapest Airport announced late on Wednesday.

Budapest Airport (BA) said that passenger volume had increased 7.6% yr/yr at terminal 1, which primarily serves low-cost airlines, in February, and rose 11.5% yr/yr at terminal-2/A during the month. Passenger volume rose 0.3% yr/yr at terminal-2/B, which serves flights within the Schengen area, in February after falling 0.8% in January.

Passenger volume growth was driven this month by conventional airlines, which increased turnover by 28.6% yr/yr. Low-cost airlines, notably WizzAir and EasyJet, carried 5.8% more passengers in February 2011. The market for charter flights, however, is influenced by the developments in North Africa.

London remains the most popular destination, followed by Paris and Frankfurt. The most dynamically growing destination is Amsterdam, where passenger volume rose 44% yr/yr.