Expectations Exceeding

Since the demise of Hungary’s flag carrier Malév, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport has moved on from this painful period in its history and is now forging ahead with upgrades and expansion programmes, as Kevan James reports.

When Airports of the World last visited Budapest (July/ August 2013, issue 48), it was 18 months from the loss of the national carrier. The day, February 3, 2012 has become known as Hungarian aviation’s ‘Black Friday’, after the airline was grounded at 6.00am. Within days other operators had stepped in to fill the void left by its demise and although several planned expansion projects were initially put on hold, the facility has continued to recover.

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