Airports Council International appreciated the development, service and maintenance of Liszt Ferenc Airport.
We love the similar news about Budapest, because they mean many things at once beyond the obvious. For example, that there is progress despite appearances. And that although we’re always complaining about the services, it's more of a national character here than a real situation well-founded by arguments. Recognition of the Budapest Airport also goes beyond itself, because it is the first impression of the arriving tourists about us.
So now we're proud, because the Budapest Airport received another award. ACI Europe, the European member organization of the Airports Council International allocated prizes for the best airports in their annual general meeting for the 11th time this year. Budapest Airport received the title of "highly recognized” on the annual conference held in the Czech Republic. The airport of Budapest was ranked among the top three in Europe in the category of aerodromes with 5-10 million passengers. Not only because its services provided to passengers, but also because of the management, results in commercial and community relations.
ACI Europe is the continent's largest umbrella organization for airport operators, with no less than 461 members in Europe: airports and helicopter landings. The "Best Airport in Europe" prize is awarded by a jury consisting of prominent representatives and key institutional actors of the aviation industry, including representatives of the European Commission and the EUROCONTROL, the air traffic control organization.
Winning one of the two "highly acclaimed" titles also means that the Hungarian capital's airport is in the summit of the leaderboard based on professional criteria examined by an independent jury. As Olivier Jankovec, Director of ACI Europe said: “We created Best airport awards to recognize those airports, which have performed very well over the past 12 months based on the different traffic categories, regardless of geographical location. These awards are intended to recognize the outstanding achievements associated with the operation of the airport: including customer service, facility development and operations management, community relations and environmental awareness."
So now we have been appreciated in all these. Congratulations!