Pér Airport (NW Hungary) recorded a 60% rise in freight turnover in 2009, while the airport's passenger traffic fell 29% last year, the regional daily Kisalföld wrote on Friday.
Pér Airport CEO László Vadász attributed the rise in freight turnover to an increase in shipments to nearby vehicle manufacturers, which often required parts to be sent urgently via air to fill a sudden rise in orders.
The newspaper said that Pér Airport's passenger traffic had fallen as a result of the economic crisis.
The owners of Pér Airport, the local councils of Pér and Győr, have published two unsuccessful tenders for the sale of the airport. (MTI-ECONEWS)