Budapest Airport breaks passenger record for third consecutive year

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Budapest Airport in Hungary has served 11 million passengers for the first time in its history following a 15% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic for November 2016.

It is the third consecutive year that the airport has set a new passenger record, having experienced an average growth of 10% over that period. Growth this year has been heightened by the addition of 16 new destinations, along with increased flight frequency to hubs such as Schiphol, London Heathrow and Hamad International airports.

Kam Jandu, chief commercial officer, Budapest Airport, said, “Last year we experienced remarkable passenger traffic growth and to watch the robust development continue into 2016 is a rewarding time for us all. We approached this year with a strategy to do all we could to ensure Budapest, and Hungary, remain an attractive and competitive market, and I believe we’ve not only succeeded in this goal but also ensured the demands of our passengers, as well as our business partners, have been met.”

To ensure the Hungarian gateway is ready to meet further demand, the airport will invest approximately €180m (US$190m) in its infrastructure over the next three years. The investment will see a number of developments including a new airport hotel, check-in area extension, a new Pier B, and a new Terminal C cargo facility.

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