Budapest Airport joined the 58 airports that have achieved Level 3+ airport carbon accreditation and are carbon neutral. Last year, the airport further reduced its direct carbon emissions and set a target to reach net-zero emissions 15 years earlier than previously committed, by 2035 at the latest.
Budapest Airport is continuously developing the airport’s charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and is therefore continuously encouraging its partner companies to develop e-mobility.
Recently, 76 ground handling vehicles and 10 fleet and management vehicles were replaced with electric or hybrid models, saving a total of 140,000 liters of fuel and 350 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
The airport has so far installed 31 electric car charging points, 12 of which are located on the runway side and 19 on the public side of the airport, freely accessible to all. A further 30 electric charging points have been installed for airport transport partners.
Last year, the airport operator also contracted the installation of 35 additional charging points and the implementation of an IT system to connect them, which is currently being rolled out.
The next major step in this development will be the installation of a further 176 e-chargers. The company will finance 67 chargers from EU funds and the rest from its own resources.
In December 2021, Budapest Airport was included in the government’s list of projects to be financed by the European Network Financial Instrument for a major upgrade of its electric charging infrastructure. The investment, worth HUF 1.2 billion (EUR 3.2 million), will allow it to install additional chargers for ground handling equipment, airport service vehicles and the airport vehicles of its partners.
The project will last 36 months.