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  Official magazine of ACI
Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:00

Budapest Airport has record-breaking September

Written by  Dominic Welling

Budapest Airport has recorded its busiest September ever, handling more than 894,000 passengers last month.

Budapest Airport has recorded its busiest September ever, handling more than 894,000 passengers last month.
 

Passenger traffic at the gateway increased 6.1% compared with September 2010 and was up 5.3% compared with the last record year in 2007.
 

Furthermore, according to the latest results, Budapest Airport expects to handle more than 8.7 million passengers by the end of 2011.
 

Current year-to-date figures stand at 6.8 million – 533 000 more than at the same time a year ago.
 

Kam Jandu, director of aviation at Budapest Airport, said: “These highly satisfying results reflect our efforts to bring more airlines and passengers to Budapest. 
 

"Together with the Hungarian National Tourism Organisation, we are working to ensure that more foreign travellers choose Budapest and Hungary as their destination of choice, and that more transfer passengers enjoy the efficiency and the comfort afforded by the new bud:skycourt terminal building."
 

Strong performances from major flag carriers such as Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways and Air France contributed to the growth with a combined 16% increase in traffic over 2010.
 

The Hungarian carrier, Malév also performed well accounting for the majority of the 12% growth in transfer traffic in September.
 

Long haul traffic at the gateway increased by almost 45% compared with September 2010, primarily due to the American Airlines daily flight to New York and the Qatar Airways flights to Doha with its increased frequency to daily direct services from September 1st, 2011.

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