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Changes to come to Budapest Airport!

Changes to come to Budapest Air­port! – new invest­ments and inno­va­tions air Air­port Budapest Air­port inno­va­tion investment

After the pan­dem­ic-infused hard­ships, Budapest Air­port bounced back and tried to min­i­mal­ize can­cel­la­tions and delays even in the midst of the air chaos. Now, the air­port is prepar­ing for inno­va­tions and new investments.

Achiev­ing net zero emis­sions by 2035 is also part of the ambi­tious plans. Chris Dins­dale, CEO of Budapest Air­port gave an inter­view to Port­fo­lio where he talked about the most impor­tant changes at the airport.

Budapest Air­port is plan­ning to reopen Ter­mi­nal 1 in 2024 Tourism is expect­ed to con­tin­ue to increase in the com­ing years. There­fore, the Hun­gar­i­an air­port has to have con­stant progress and con­tin­u­ous development.

“We do not want the increase in pas­sen­ger num­bers to be at the expense of qual­i­ty, so we want to reopen Ter­mi­nal 1 in 2024, which will receive pas­sen­gers until Ter­mi­nal 3 is completed.”

– said Chris Dinsdale. 

They are only wait­ing for the government’s approval regard­ing the con­struc­tion permit. 

The 3rd Ter­mi­nal invest­ment has already start­ed with con­duct­ing stud­ies. Sus­tain­abil­i­ty is the cen­tral theme of all the invest­ments Accord­ing to the CEO of Budapest Air­port, sus­tain­abil­i­ty is a key ele­ment of the investments. 

For exam­ple, they have start­ed prepar­ing the stud­ies nec­es­sary for the devel­op­ment of the airport’s geot­her­mal heat­ing sys­tem. They would like to replace the gas boil­ers with this tech­nol­o­gy if pos­si­ble. Fur­ther­more, the plan­ning of a 7.5 MW solar park is under­way. The airport’s goal is to achieve net zero emis­sions by 2035 at the lat­est. They also under­took to achieve the high­est ACI 4+ rat­ing in terms of emis­sions by the end of 2023. 

In addi­tion, waste man­age­ment is out­stand­ing, recy­cling is 70 per­cent, which is dou­ble the Hun­gar­i­an aver­age. How is Budapest airport’s traf­fic doing? Although coro­n­avirus has caused dif­fi­cul­ties for air­ports, Budapest Air­port is now con­tent with the air­port traffic. 

As we have writ­ten before, pas­sen­ger num­bers were close to 1.3 m in July. In the sum­mer months, the air­port reached 80 per­cent of the pre-epi­dem­ic lev­el, and it expects 70 – 75 per­cent for the whole year.

“The num­ber of des­ti­na­tions avail­able from Budapest is almost the same com­pared to the pre-Covid peri­od, with the excep­tion of the Ukrain­ian and Russ­ian des­ti­na­tions that were can­celed due to the war in Ukraine, and in the case of long-haul flights – for exam­ple, the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Chi­na – you still have to wait for the return.” 

– said Chris Dinsdale. 

Peo­ple liv­ing in Hun­gary should be pre­pared! Largest ever noise insu­la­tion pro­gramme Budapest Air­port is launch­ing a sub­stan­tial noise insu­la­tion pro­gramme in Sep­tem­ber. In recent years, 1,500 prop­er­ty own­ers have been able to take advan­tage of the oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able in the noise pro­tec­tion programme. 

Now, they are extend­ing this to anoth­er 2,500 house­holds. In addi­tion, for the first time, the own­ers of some prop­er­ties in Kőbánya can also par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gramme. – reports napi​.hu.

Source: port​fo​lio​.hu, napi​.hu
Source: dai​lynew​shun​gary​.com