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16th October, 2017

Passenger traffic hits new record

Liszt Ferenc International airport posted its best September ever with a passenger traffic figure of 1,247,352, Budapest Airport announced.

Traffic in the first nine months climbed 14.5% to just below 9.9 million.

Growth in Budapest was nearly twice the European average.

For the full-year Budapest Airport expects 13 million passengers.

The number of take-offs and landings during the January-September period was just 5.9%, which suggests that the load factor of flights has improved.

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