Management change at Budapest Airport: Chris Dinsdale is taking over from Dr. Rolf Schnitzler as the CEO of Budapest Airport Zrt. from the end of March. Chris Dinsdale is a highly experienced airport manager for this, who has in-depth knowledge of Budapest Airport.

Budapest Airport is introducing a quality assurance system encompassing all phases of pharmaceutical transportation in Hungary, with the management of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The aim of the project, launched together with freight forwarder, transporter and ground handling companies, is to ensure that medical supplies should reach their targets under strictly controlled circumstances, quickly and safely, assuring quality during the entire transportation process.

During the past two years, Budapest Airport implemented 167 million euros worth of investments at the airport, whereby the regional significance of BUD has been greatly enhanced, while maintaining a high level of safety and security. The large projects and other background developments, built around infrastructure, capacity enhancement and digitization, generated a tangible increase in the passenger experience, which is confirmed by research and passenger feedback.

The coronavirus pandemic had a strong impact on aviation as a whole in 2020; 1.7 billion aerial passengers “vanished” in Europe, and annual traffic at Ferenc Liszt International Airport was 3.86 million passengers, as opposed to 16. 2 million in 2019. Budapest Airport expects passenger numbers to increase from the summer schedule period, and awaits the gradually surging traffic with a safe, renewed environment and even higher service quality.

We wrote about the future of Budapest's traffic system, the artificial intelligence, and the successes of the Hungarian football as well. The magazine is found at the "Magazine issues" menu.

Wizz Air Holdings Plc.’s shares are now available on BSE’s “BETa Market”, an alternative platform of the Budapest Stock Exchange. The BETa platform offers the opportunity to trade securities of large European companies. As a result, the shares of the international airline, which has Hungarian origins, can be accessed without currency conversion through investment providers. Settlement is in HUF, and OTP Bank will act as market maker.