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Liszt Ferenc Cargo Volume down 3% in Jan-Aug

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.17.

Cargo volume at Liszt Ferenc International declined by an annual 3.3 percent to 84,510 tonnes in January-August, operator Budapest Airport said on Thursday.

The decline is a “good result” in international comparison, as cargo volume plunged at other airports because of the pandemic, Budapest Airport said.

Imports accounted for about 60 percent of cargo volume during the period, up from around 50 percent earlier.

Budapest Airport said passenger traffic fell by more than 90 percent in the first two weeks of September, after the government mandated restrictions on entry by foreign nationals to contain the spread of Covid-19 cases originating abroad.

Coronavirus: Budapest Airport Expects Steeper Drop in Passengers
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Liszt Ferenc International operator Budapest Airport expects passenger numbers to fall to 5.5 million this year, down from an earlier estimate of 10 million, due to expected flight cancellations and reduced demand resulting from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Budapest Airport said in a statement on Monday that after serving a record 16.2 million passengers in […]Continue reading

The operator said passenger numbers are expected to fall by over 90 percent for the full month and to drop 80-90 percent in October, based on indications by several airlines of reduced operations because of the drop in demand.