Budapest Airport projects 80-90 percent decline in passenger numbers in autumn, winter
Speaking on public news channel M1, Katalin Valentinyi added that precautionary measures have been in place at the airport since March to ensure the safety of passengers.
Twenty-two flights took off on Saturday and twenty-eight are due to depart on Sunday, which is 3-5 percent of last year’s traffic. At the same time, cargo traffic is stable and performing well by European and international comparison, she said.
Due to the travel restrictions announced in September, airlines rescheduled their timetables and expect to see further flight cancellations in the coming weeks, she said. Airlines have already announced reduced capacities for October-November due to the sudden fall in demand so the airport operator projects a 80-90 percent decline in passenger numbers of the winter months as well, she added.