Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport or Budapest Airport (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP) is the only International airport serving Budapest and the largest of the country’s five international airports. Flights to Budapest Airport are primarily available from within Europe, but also from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Despite the countries cold winter weather and frequent snow in December and January planes are rarely diverted from Budapest Airport.
- Website: www.bud.hu/english
- Address: 1185 Budapest, BUD Nemzetközi Repülőtér
- Telephone: +36 (1) 296-9696
A Brief History of Budapest Airport
Budapest Airport has an interesting history. The idea for a new airport was first discussed in 1938 with a provisional design, based on work by Károly Dávid jr, being approved in 1939 with construction starting in 1942. By the time of the Soviet occupation began in 1944 work on the airport had slowed and the building was only partially completed.
Budapest Airport was formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport but was renamed in honor of Ferenc Liszt, the famous virtuoso Hungarian pianist and composer, on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
In 2005 the airport was privatised which has begun a new period of development and modernisation of the airport.
In 2011, the airport handled 8.9 million passengers.
The airport is just under ten miles to the east/south-east of the centre of Budapest, accessible by the Üllői road.
Budapest Airport was the hub for Malév Hungarian Airlines until the airline’s bankruptcy in 2012 when the airline ceased its operations after almost 66 years of service. Before its closure, the airline generated more than 30% of the airport’s traffic.
Budapest Airport on Facebook
If you would like to connect with Budapest Airport on Facebook you can at the following address: https://www.facebook.com/budapestairport
Budapest Airport Hotels
If you are visiting Budapest for a stop over you may wish to stay at one of the hotels that are located close to the Airport.
We will be adding some useful links for Budapest Airport in the next few days.
Map Showing Budapest Airport
The following map shows the location of some of Budapest Airport.