After the first phase was handed over in January 2020, Budapest Airport completed the construction of the new passenger building of Liszt Ferenc International Airport on June 22. The new area will be handed over for the passenger traffic immediately after the receipt of its required permit.
The new part of the building will increase the capacity of Terminal 2A by thousands of square meters, ensuring a comfortable and epidemiologically safe wait for passengers.
The development is part of a cooperation between Budapest Airport and the Hungarian government concerning the long-term development of the airport. The value of the investment was more than HUF 11.5 billion (EUR 33 million).
The new 11,500-square-foot building replaces the previous 3,000-square-foot facility. Passengers will now have access to shops and extra services in the bright, airy and climate-controlled area while waiting for their flight to depart. The defining elements of the single-story, 5.2-meter-high building are its wooden beams and expansive use of glass.
The eight pedestrian access gates of the building will open directly to aircraft for easy boarding, and buses will transport passengers from six additional gates to planes parked further away.
Aside from the lounge, waiting area, and food and beverage shopping facilities, there are also three large-capacity, bathroom blocks and a smoking terrace. The great advantage of the area is that its connection with Terminal 2A is made in such a way that passengers do not have to leave the building after obtaining their ticket.
The new building was built according to the plans of Lean Tech Mérnökiroda Kft. and constructed by Market Építő Zrt., with technical inspection and engineering advice from HunGal Kft. The structure of the building was manufactured by Dutch Neptune B.V., while DVM Group prepared the interior design plans.