Liszt Ferenc International operator Budapest Airport expects to serve around 10 million passengers this year, compared with the initially planned 17 million, due to reduced demand and travel restrictions resulting from the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Between 9 million and 11 million people are projected to pass through the airport this year, the operator said in a statement, adding that passenger numbers were unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2023.
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It said European flights were expected to resume first, followed by long-haul ones, adding that certain flights were guaranteed not to resume operation from Budapest this year.
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