Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International fell 76 percent to 3,859,379 last year as pandemic restrictions weighed, operator Budapest Airport said on Friday.
“Thanks to the responsible financial management of the previous years and our financially strong owners, the operation of Budapest Airport remains stable; the company’s financing is ensured,” the operator said.
Budapest Airport augurs an increase in passenger numbers “from the summer schedule period”, depending on the availability and the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, and it sees a possible return to 2019 passenger levels “by 2022-2023”.
Budapest Airport noted that developments at Liszt Ferenc had continued during the pandemic and passengers would return to a “renewed and modern environment”.
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