Budapest Airport has unveiled its new Pier B, part of the facility’s BUD 2020 development programme to enhance infrastructure and improve passengers’ experience.
Adjoining Terminal 2B, the pier spans 738ft (225m) and will add 107,640sq ft (10,000m²) of space to the terminal. Opened on September 13, it will help the airport achieve 15m passengers by the year’s end – 2m more than it processed last year.
Intended mainly for non-Schengen flights, Pier B incorporates ten boarding jetways, enabling three widebody airliners to be served simultaneously.
It’s one element in a series of projects at the airport as part of the five-year BUD 2020 development programme. New investments totalling between €170 and €180m, and covering the next phase of work, include a new multi-storey car park outside Terminal 2.
Later this month work will start on a 215,278sq ft (20,000m²) air cargo logistics centre that will incorporate 387,500sq ft (36,000m²) of additional apron space.
The airport’s development team is meanwhile working on plans for a third terminal, next to Terminals 2A and B, to accommodate the expected growth in passenger traffic forecasted over the next decade.