Monday, March 21, 2011

Just When You Think All is Well

As mentioned in a previous post, the Budapest Ferihegy International Airport is now renamed the Budapest Liszt Ferenc (Franz Liszt) International Airport. The unveiling of the new sky court happened this last week. Here is a helicopter's view. Admittedly it is not shown at its best angle in this photo; it looks rather generic airportish. Yet, the more important piece of this information is that the airport capacity has increased from 5 million to 8.5 million passengers per year.

Now we just need to get those crazy airlines to reduce or eliminate their insane trumped up charges for everything in the universe so that people will want to fly. Oh and then we need some good marketing to get people to Budapest. In January, the Budapest hotels had the lowest capacity of all hotels in Europe. 

And just when you think things are going well, Malév pilots and flight attendants are planning a warning strike on Wednesday. What timing!

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