SkyCourt inaugurated at Terminal 2
The SkyCourt, the new building at Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport has been officially inaugurated in the presence of more than a thousand guests on 18 March. The first passengers will be able to travel through the new central hall at Terminal 2 on 27 March.
Memorable airport infrastructure, elegant architectural solutions, fast and comfortable passenger services and European-level catering and retail offer are the characteristics of the new five-storey, 24 000 square meter terminal building of the Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
The SkyCourt significantly increases the capacity of Terminal 2, from 4.5 - 5 million to 8.5 million passengers per year. Passenger traffic at the airport will be able to reach as much as 20 million passengers per year after the further extension of the SkyCourt.
In the new terminal building, 39 catering and retail outlets will offer their services on 4300 square meters, including the largest unit, a 1400 square meter walk-through duty free shop operated by the German company Heinemann.
Passengers will be able to move through the new terminal building much faster than before, and the indispensable security screening will also become speedier and more comfortable, since 6 new security lanes will be installed on each of the two sides of the SkyCourt. The basement of the building houses a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled, automatic baggage sorting system consisting of five baggage belts.
A plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Liszt, the world-famous Hungarian composer whose name will now be borne by the airport, was unveiled as part of the inaugural ceremony.