Budapest Airport Terminal 1 Closes Down on May 29-30 May 2012

Due to the recent havoc with Malev collapse, when the Hungarian airline company went bankrupt (see the reasons for the Malev collapse on BBC News), all flights from Terminal 1 at Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport will be redirected to Terminal 2 during the night of 29-30 May 2012. Please take this into consideration when planning your trip from Budapest Airport to City as the move affects the train trips and public transport options too. We are sorry about any inconvenience and hope it won’t affect your Budapest trip.

Budapest Airport T1 closes down - Terminal 1 moves to Terminal 2

Budapest Airport T1 closes down - photo from bud.hu

According to the official statement from Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport will move all airline operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 during the night of 29-30 May 2012. Passengers of these airlines will arrive at Terminal 2A (from Schengen countries) or at Terminal 2B (from non-Schengen countries).

As announced earlier, Budapest Airport will close Terminal 1 for passenger operations on a temporary basis. The loss of traffic in the wake of the collapse of the Hungarian national carrier Malév and additional tax burdens leave Budapest Airport no other choice but to reduce operational costs by combining operational areas, and thus achieving a better utilization of the modern infrastructure of Terminal 2.
Negotiations are underway with Hungarian state railway company (MÁV) and the Budapest Transport Center (BKK) to offer seamless transport connections between the railway station at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. During the first two weeks, the ground transport partners of Budapest Airport, Főtaxi and Airport Shuttle Minibus, will also offer special services between the two terminals. Passengers are kindly requested to seek further information to be published on Budapest Airport’s website in the upcoming weeks.