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Index – Economy – Even Budapest Airport did not expect such a large passenger traffic

Index – Economy – Even Budapest Airport did not expect such a large passenger traffic

In March, 1.29 million passengers visited Liszt Ferenc International Airport, an increase of 21.7 percent over the same period last year and 10.5 percent compared to March 2019. Thus, Budapest Airport ended the first quarter by handling more than 3.4 million passengers, exceeding the pre-pandemic record year by 10.2. percent. A rather astonishing increase in passenger traffic

It exceeds the company's forecast, according to which by the end of 2024, total annual passenger traffic will significantly exceed the previous record of 16.2 million people.

The amount of air cargo handled at Budapest Airport during the month of March amounted to 23,720 tons, an increase of 40.7 percent compared to March 2023, surpassing November, which is considered the strongest month so far in terms of freight, when 22,206 tons of cargo were handled at the airport. .

In the first quarter of 2024, a total of 61,940 tons of cargo were handled at Budapest Airport, 39.6 percent more than in the same period last year. Budapest Airport said in a statement on Saturday that according to forecasts, up to 240,000 tons of cargo could be handled at the airport by the end of 2024, which would be another record.

They are moving to the next level in digitalisation

It was also announced that Budapest Airport is providing its partners with a new competitive advantage by offering a high-tech digital solution: by using the new cloud-based Cargo Community system, all actors in the air cargo value chain can make their business processes more efficient. effective.

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The system provides a single platform for all members of the shipping ecosystem to perform communications, documentation, and tasks related to the delivery of goods. Stakeholders can continue to use their own systems, as an additional community IT solution is linked to them.

In addition, service companies at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, with no less than fourteen aircraft stands, supply ground power to aircraft with an electrically powered power inverter, which is more modern and environmentally friendly than the previous diesel generator. The necessary infrastructure for this is provided by Budapest Airport, and ground power supplies for aircraft are also connected to green energy supplies, contributing to achieving net-zero emissions, they wrote.

Budapest-Lyon flight

In the announcement, it was also mentioned that in response to the growing demand for tourism between France and Budapest, easyJet will restart its flight between Budapest and Lyon, which will operate twice a week from 24 August, throughout the year.

Lyon's historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the city is also famous for its wide gastronomic offer, walks along the banks of the Rhône and Saone rivers, and the sight of medieval cathedrals and Renaissance buildings is a good choice for lovers of French culture in all seasons.