The growth in passenger numbers, typical of the summer months, continued in August, with a total of 1 299 814 passengers passing through Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
August was thus the third month in a row when passenger traffic reached or exceeded 80% of the record-breaking 2019 volume before the coronavirus pandemic, and the fourth month when total monthly passenger traffic exceeded 1 million. In the summer months, Budapest Airport handled a total of 3 802 591 passengers, nearly as many as in the whole of 2020, the year most affected by the pandemic.
The most popular destinations of the month were Tel Aviv, London, Amsterdam, Antalya and Frankfurt.
In terms of cargo volumes, despite the global downward trend, cargo volumes remain stable year-on-year, with a 47% increase in the January-August period, compared to the same months in 2019, before the opening of the Cargo City. The volume handled in August (15 375 tons) decreased marginally, by 2.1%, compared to the same month in 2021.