About Budapest airport
Budapest International Airport is the largest of Hungary's five international airports. Until 2011, the airport's official name was Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. In March 2011 it was renamed and is now called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, in honour of the Hungarian composer and pianist.
Serving the country's capital and with just under 9 million passengers in 2011, the airport is by far the largest and most important airport in Hungary. It is the hub for Ryanair, the Hungarian charter airline Travel Service and Whizz Air.
It was also the hub for Malév Hungarian Airlines up to its collapse in February 2012. Malév had generated 40% of the airport's revenue and had more than 30% of the airport's traffic. Other carriers such as Lufthansa, Ryanair and Air Berlin have since announced new and increased services.
Budapest airport Information
Budapest International Airport is located 16 km south-east from the city centre and is still widely known as Ferihegy airport, after the neighborhood around the airport.
Due to passenger numbers doubling between 1998 and 2005, the airport needed major investments. The then owner, the Hungarion state, decided to partially privatise the airport in order to raise the necessary funds. In 2011, the most recent expansion project, the SkyCourt was completed. SkyCourt is a new terminal building linking Terminals 2A and 2B and contains a large number of shops and restaurants.