Passenger Numbers at Hungarian Airports Hit Record in July
Fanni Kaszás 2018.08.08.
Both Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest and Debrecen Airport in eastern Hungary hit record number of passengers this past month: in an all-time monthly peak, passenger numbers at Budapest’s Airport surpassed 1.5 million, while Debrecen Airport hit a monthly record of over 45,000 in July.
In an all-time monthly peak, passenger numbers at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport surpassed 1.5 million in July, up by an annual 13.8%, the airport said. In the period between January and July, passenger numbers at the airport reached 8.3 million, up by 14.7% from the same period of last year.
The pace of the rise is two and half times the European average and is extraordinary in the region, Budapest Airport chief commercial officer Kam Jandu said. The number is expected to reach 15 million for the full year, up from 13 million in 2017.
Passenger numbers at Debrecen Airport in eastern Hungary hit a monthly record of over 45,000 in July, up 22% from the same month of last year, development manager László Tamás said. In January-July, passenger numbers at the airport came close to 250,000, he added. Wizz Air operates ten weekly flights to London, three to Eindhoven and two to other destinations from Debrecen, Tamás said. Lufthansa flies five times a week to Munich from Hungary’s second biggest city.
The airport has direct scheduled flights to seven European cities – London, Paris, Munich, Milan, Moscow, Eindhoven and Malmö – as well as to Tel Aviv. Wizz Air will add another eight destinations from December, including Barcelona, Dortmund, Doncaster, Basel, Milan-Malpensa and, from March 2019, Malta, Cyprus and Palma de Mallorca, Tamás said.