Budapest Airport has been placing a strong emphasis for years on the development of an electric charging network, both inside and outside the airport fence. This work is continuing, 176 e-charging stations will be built at the airport over the next 3 years.
In 2021, Budapest Airport once again took huge steps to maintain its carbon neutral operations and achieve its sustainability goals. Last year, the company further reduced its direct carbon dioxide emissions.
Budapest Airport Zrt. has concluded its first ESG-based financing agreement, i.e. one that is responsible from an environmental, social and corporate governance perspective, which is unique among airports not only in the region, but also in Europe.
Budapest Airport handed over more than 3.8 million HUF to the SUHANJ! Foundation, which supports sporting opportunities for handicapped and disabled people. The donation was collected from the entry fees of the Runway Run charity race, organized at the airport for the 9th time this year.
For Budapest Airport, the first quarter of 2021 was characterized by strong and soaring air cargo, low passenger traffic, developments and preparation for the return of passenger traffic. Although passenger numbers do not show any increase for the moment, the company is working on a complex plan to prepare for the return of moderate passenger numbers during the upcoming summer season. This was the first quarter of 2021 for Budapest Airport on the start line.
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.