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Coronavirus: Budapest Airport to Lay off More Staff

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.22.

Budapest Airport, the operator of Liszt Ferenc International, will carry out further staff cuts in response to travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic in force since September and the slower-than-expected return of travel activity, the company said on Monday.

The company expects a further, significant drop in travellers in the months ahead, the statement said.

Budapest Airport plans to lay off 236 employees because it is unable to maintain staff levels adjusted to an annual minimum of 10 million passengers. Previous group lay-offs were announced in April.

Budapest Airport projects passenger numbers to drop by 90 percent in the autumn and winter months compared with the same period of last year, corresponding to the levels 17 years ago, the company said.

Budapest Airport Projects 80-90% Decline in Passenger Numbers in Autumn, Winter
Budapest Airport Projects 80-90% Decline in Passenger Numbers in Autumn, Winter

Passenger numbers plunged by more than 90% in the first two weeks of September at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport compared to the same period of last year and a similar decline is expected for the autumn and winter months, Budapest Airport’s communications director said on Sunday. Speaking on public news channel M1, Katalin Valentinyi […]Continue reading

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