Passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc International rose 13.5 percent to 14,867,000 last year, the communications director for operator Budapest Airport said on Wednesday.
The number of take-offs and landings increased by 12 percent to 115,000. Last year, 45 carriers operated flights to 134 destinations from Budapest.
Low-fare airlines Wizz Air and Ryanair accounted for 49 percent of turnover at the airport.
Long-distance flights launched during the year included American Airlines’ direct flight to Philadelphia and LOT’s to New York and Chicago.
Budapest Airport targets capacity-boosting expenditures of 225 billion forints (EUR 701) by 2024.
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