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Working and future airports of Western-Hungary!

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FlyBalaton Airport

FlyBalaton is not only a new airfield, but a real airport on the shore of Lake Balaton - a natural wonder. Those who are into flying may have a rest and refresh themselves here as well as plan their stay here getting everything to make their dreams come true.

FlyBalaton is one of Hungary's fastest growing airports. Thanks to its bright modern facilities, it is able to deal with large volumes of passengers and cargo, destined for and departing from the western region of Hungary.

Our main activities include:

- Quick and efficient passenger handling
- Aircraft ground handling
- General aviation services
- Cargo services
- Developments
- Airport security

Cape Clear Aviation is the developer and operator of FlyBalaton and is a consortium of Irish and Hungarian professionals who bring a range of expertise to the Airport.
Along with Debrecen and Budapest airports, FlyBalaton has an international designation and is operational throughout the year for all kinds of aviation activity.
The local authorities are supportive of our efforts aimed at becoming one of the leading Central-European regional airports.
It is also important to encourage more growth and a greater choice of airlines and destinations from FlyBalaton.

FlyBalaton history

The airport - due to the geo-strategic position of Sármellék - was built during the sixties as a military base by the Russian army in Hungary.
In 1991 when the army left Hungary, the Russian military personnel left the airport and took most of the equipment, leaving behind a runway, approx. 60 completely empty barracks and hangars.
In 2003, the Hungarian state transferred the airport into the ownership of the 2 villages located in its vicinity, but it represented a financial and administrative burden for them.
Since 1991 to present date, the airport has been operating commercial and military flights and depended heavily on the tourism cycles related to Lake Balaton as well as the resorts and spas in the area.

The territory of the Airport is owned by the two villages of Sármellék and Zalavár. Since late 2004, when an Irish-Hungarian joint venture (Cape Clear Aviation - CCA) obtained, for the following 99 years, full rights to operate and develop the Airport in western Hungary, the following promising activities confirm our commitment:

May 2005 - Charters from five German and two Danish destinations
June 2005 - Helvetic airlines' scheduled flight between FlyBalaton and Zurich
June 2005 - Equipment with advanced flying security systems (ILS, runway lights)
July 2005 - Malév introduces a new scheduled flight between FlyBalaton and Stuttgart
Sept. 2005 - Construction of the new terminal building is commenced
Dec. 2005 - Ryanair announced London-FlyBalaton flights

The most important data of FlyBalaton airport

Reference point: 4641 10.85N 01709 32.56E
Frequencies, TWR: 127.6 MHz Balaton Info
Range beacon: NDB short-range S 428 kHz

35-17, 2500x60 concrete
35-17, 1000x50 grassy


New Terminal Building Opened in April 2006
A light-steel structure terminal building with 2,300 sq m of usable space equipped with all the necessary facilities for modern passenger handling.

The new terminal building provides:
Fast and efficient check-in times as one of the main priorities
VIP lounge, retail shops, duty free shop, restaurants and snack & bar and travel agencies for our passengers.

New items include ILS, runway lighting, emergency vehicles, enhanced security, updated handling equipment, perimeter fence and a stand alone terminal building and apron. These features are being introduced progressively throughout 2005.
Details of Infrastructure Developments


ICAO Cat I precision approach lighting system - THR17
Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) - THR17
Simple Approach Lighting System (SALS) & Precision
Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) - THR35
Runway centerline, edge, threshold & end lights
Taxiway edge lights & retroreflective taxiway edge markers
Illuminated & retroreflective taxiing guidance signs
ILS Localiser (LLZ) & ILS Glide Path (GP)
Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
Perimeter Fence
10 km long 2.5 m high chain link fence

Some photos:

Ryanair opened the new terminal in Sármellék:


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^^ Full map of Hungarian airports. Don't know how up-to-date it is though.

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Hungary's and CE-s leading LCC!


Wizz Air is a value-oriented airline that focuses on innovation all along the way of the customer journey. Our aim is to make flying affordable to the citizens of CEE, as well as to provide a new travel experience to all travellers in the EU. The latest technology is deployed to ensure that the “Wizz Air experience” is outstanding in terms of service and value for money. Wizz Air offers a ‘simple service model’, which means: ticketless travel, use of cost- and time-efficient secondary airports, single class all-leather seat configuration, no seat assignment and catering on demand for extra payment.
Wizz Air is committed to operate new, best-in-their-class technology aircrafts, maintained by some of the most reputable companies such as Lufthansa Technik and SAS Technical Services. This enables the company to achieve a consistently high standard of service for travellers. Wizz Air flies a young fleet of Airbus A320 aircrafts with 180 leather seats on board.
airports and network
Wizz Air is in negotiations to continuously expand its network of destinations and provide low-cost air transport to and from Central and Eastern Europe. Wizz Air currently offers flights on close to 100 routes in Europe. The network is constantly being expanded and new destinations are being introduced. Wizz Air is committed to achieving the lowest cost base in the region and airport choice has a crucial impact. This is why Wizz Air - where possible - operates to secondary airports, which provide low costs that reflect in the price and provide friendly and fast customer service Wizz Air is in constant negotiations to establish a network of operations at more airports to provide low-cost air transport for Central and Eastern Europe.

Company Address
Wizz Air Hungary Airlines Ltd.
Airport Business Park C2, Lőrinci út 59
2220 Vecsés, Hungary
Court of Pest County as Court of Registration, Reg.No.:13-09-096209
EU VAT No: HU13122605
Supervision: National Transport Authority
Civil Aviation Administration

The fleet...

The Airbus A320-200:

Airbus A320-200
Short to medium range airliner
Wingspan: 34.09 m (111ft 10in)
Lenght: 37.57 m (123ft 3in)
Height: 11.76 m (38ft 7in)
Powerplants 2 X International Aero Engines IAE V2500-A5
Operational empty weight 43.200 kg
Maximum take-off weight 71.500 kg
Flight crew 2
Standard cabin crew 4
Seat capacity 180
Max. cruising speed 903 km/h (487 kt)
Economical cruising speed 840 km/h (454 kt)
Range approx. 3600 km
Fuel capacity 24.000 L


Wizz Air, the largest low fare-low cost airline based in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that it had signed a contract with Airbus for an additional order of 50 firm A320 aircraft and 25 options increasing its total orders up to 107 aircraft. The new order follows Wizz Air's existing A320 order, addresses its capacity requirements until 2014 and is the largest Airbus fleet order recorded in the CEE region. The firm aircraft deliveries will position Wizz Air to become one of the preeminent airlines in the region over the next decade.
In line with Wizz Air’s existing fleet, the new A320 aircraft come with enhanced cabin features and single-class configuration seating 180 passengers in comfortable leather seats.
The delivery stream of existing and new orders will result in the Wizz Air fleet having an average age of less than 3 years for the next 10 years promoting high operational efficiency and technical reliability, increased passenger comfort, environmental efficiency and one the lowest seat mile cost in the region.
"Wizz Air has demonstrated its ability for sustainable growth in a competitive environment, where low cost leadership is fundamental to market share growth and to remaining competitive. The A320 is a proven contributor to our low cost base and continues to deliver low seat mile costs, high operational reliability and customer satisfaction using an environmentally friendly platform. The new aircraft order will put Wizz Air in the league of the largest fleet operators in the region. By 2016 Wizz Air would operate a fleet of over 100 A320 aircraft." said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.
"We are very proud to take part in the tremendous growth of Wizz Air in the Central and Eastern Europe region" said Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy. "The new order strongly underpins Wizz Air's aspirations to expand. The A320 Family is clearly the leading aircraft in its category, and this milestone order really endorses the superiority of our product" he added.

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Pictures of historical Ferihegy I. terminal

After nine months of total refurbishment hisotical Ferihegy 1 terminal reopened on the 1st September, 2005. Let's take a look at the old-new terminal of Budapest Airport. I dont remember seeing any pictures of the renovated terminal here on SSC, so enjoy:

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MALÉV Hungarian Airlines

Info on the fleet:

In 2003 Malév began exchanging, on a rolling basis, its fleet of 15 Boeing 737 Classic aircraft for the latest Boeing 737 Next-Generation airliners. The first 737NG in Malév colours landed at Ferihegy Airport on 29 January 2003. The new fleet, besides being more efficient to operate, guarantees passengers extremely high level of comfort and services.

Boeing 767-300ER 1 units - 229 seats
Boeing 767-200ER 1 units - 185 seats
Boeing 737-800 NG 5 units - 180/168 seats
Boeing 737-700 NG 7 units - 119 seats
Boeing 737-600 NG 6 units - 102 seats
Fokker 70 5 units - 72 seats
CRJ 200 ER 2 units - 50 / 48 seats
Total: 27 units

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Ukrainian company like to buy Siófok-Kiliti airport...

Ukrán kézbe kerülhet a siófoki repülőtér

2008. május 7. szerda 08:49:17
Júniusig eldől, ki üzemeltetheti majd a Siófok-Kiliti repülőteret, jelenleg az ukrán hátterű Artic Group a legesélyesebb - tudta meg a Világgazdaság Balázs Árpádtól, Siófok polgármesterétől.

A város vezetői három pályázatot tartottak alkalmasnak arra, hogy érdemben is foglalkozzanak vele. A képviselőtestület számára a legvonzóbb konstrukció az lett volna, ha két jelentkező, a már említett ukrán cég és a KÉSZ Holding Zrt. közösen vállalja a repülőtér üzemeltetését és fejelsztését. Ez az elképzelés azonban a magyar építóipari vállalat visszalépése miatt nem valósult meg.

A Balaton "fővárosának" önkormányzata 2007 végén vette meg a Magyar Államkincstártól a reptér tulajdonjogát 200 millió forintért. Az elképzelések szerint használatba adnák át a reptér üzemeltetését a nyertes pályázónak, a működtetésre létrehozott társaságban a városnak is lenne kismértékű részesedése.

Az üzemeltetés elnyerésének feltétele, hogy számottevő fejlesztéseket is végre kell hajtani. Ez két ütemben valósulna meg, az első, azonnali fejlesztés mintegy kétszázmillió forint értékű lenne, míg a második fázist három éven belül kellene végrehajtani, ez már milliárdos nagyságrendű lenne - számol be a Világgazdaság.

Siófok-Kiliti today:

Siofok-Kiliti looking like a left behind WW2 airbase.

This is BTW a professional page of all Hungarian airfields:
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Nem kell a török fejlesztőnek a debreceni reptér

2008. május 7. szerda 09:59:31
A török TAV Airports Holding repülőtér-üzemeltető kedden bejelentette, hogy nem pályázik a debreceni repülőtérre.

A cégnél márciusban közölték, hogy meghívták a pályázatra, partnerségben a Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd.-vel rel, az izlandi Kaupthing bank befektetési és vállalatfinanszírozási részlegével.

A debreceni repülőtér ingatlanainak értékesítésére vagy hasznosítására, illetve az Airport Debrecen Kft. száz százalékos üzletrészének értékesítésére kiírt pályázat második fordulójára négy pályázót hívott meg a városi önkormányzat márciusban.

A debreceni önkormányzat tavaly ősszel nyilvános, kétfordulós pályázatot írt ki a repülőtér és a működtető cég hasznosítására. Az első forduló eredetileg november 30-án lejárt, majd idén február 28-ig meghosszabbított határidejéig öt pályázat érkezett. Az MTI értesülése szerint a pályázók között több külföldi szakmai és pénzügyi befektető van.

Az ajánlatok különfélék: van ajánlattevő, aki megvásárolná a teljes repülőteret céggel együtt, van aki a működtetését vállalná, és olyan is, aki az önkormányzattal vegyes vállalkozásban képzeli el a légikikötő hasznosítását.

Debrecen polgármestere, Kósa Lajos korábban azt mondta, hogy csak olyan megoldást támogatnak, amely hosszú időre szavatolja a debreceni légibázis üzemeltetését repülőtérként.
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My pics posted earlyer somewhere in the EE forum:

The Malév Boeing 767-300ER flying over the Danube on the 20th August national day:

Great photos BND! Thank You!
Great thread Qtya :eek:kay:

Just one more thing to add, Ferihegy 1 is home to low cost carriers only. The old-new terminal 1 will be used AFAIK only for departing LCC and the new LCC arrival terminal probably named 1B is going to be build. See rendering below:

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Some pics from flickr:

One for Cosmin :D

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Some Airport developments launched

Work in Szentkirályszabadja, Veszprém County, may begin as early as this year, with the start of a HUF 10 billion airport development. Construction of the runway in Börgönd may begin as part of a HUF 15 billion investment this summer, while the air base in Pér may find a new owner soon.

Airport owners are burning with a development fever, some here, some there, but all would like to invest in a new project. Recently it seems as though this promised to be one of the largest deals in Hungary, at least in terms of long-term opportunities. Because an airport cannot be built depending on merely five to six years of successful operation. Those who launch an investment of this scale must look far ahead, and must prepare extremely careful studies on potential need and expected demand. Despite the smaller area and traffic that does not even approach that of large airports, at least some regular flights are necessary to get the investment back.

The Hungarian supply of airports may be expanded soonest thanks to the Szentkirályszabadja project in Veszprém. Construction there may begin as early as this year, with the entire budget of the investment calculated at around HUF 3.5 billion. Owning interest BudaWest would begin development on 40 hectares; departure and arrival terminals would be only two components of the finished complex. Additional plans call for a conference center, a logistics center and a technology park, while a hotel would make the neighborhood complete. The investor is BudaWest Airport Zrt. and will launch construction soon according to plans. In order for work to begin, however, some conditions must be met, and zoning plans for the local governments in both Szentkirályszabadja and Veszprém must be modified.

As part of development, the current runway is being extended; ultimately, Szentkirályszabadja could become the destination for airplanes large enough to transport 130-150 passengers. Additionally, upgrading navigational equipment will allow aircraft to land under nighttime and/or poor visibility conditions as seamlessly as under ideal conditions. Furthermore, new service establishments are necessary which, according to plans, passengers would be able to lay claim to in approximately two years. Veszprém mayor János Debreczenyi said that an agreement has been made concerning the BudaWest Business Park, which is to include the Pannon Center of Science and Technology. The park is part of a range line of developments which could run up to HUF 7 billion. It is no coincidence that the development of countryside airports has gained new momentum in the recent past. Ernő Pál, chief scientific associate at Institute for Transport Sciences Nonprofit Ltd., believes all this is primarily related to capacities at Ferihegy reaching saturation level. Playing a role in these investments, too, are attempts to take advantage of some inherent characteristics of older airports, allowing locations farther from Budapest to attain distinct status. However, airbases located at various points around the country may only find success upon managing to find a suitable role. It is evident that the airport in Sármellék must build on the tourism generated by traveler traffic to Balaton and the nearby bathing towns as long as it wants to show profitability in coming years. The airport at Debrecen may find its place on the field if it concentrates on a kind of collection-distribution role. In other words, the county seat of Hajdú-Bihar takes on the task of managing the traffic of its larger neighborhood in terms of both passenger and freight traffic. An airport may profit from the fact that there are many in Eastern Hungary who would like to use a service located in the greater Budapest area, but closer than Ferihegy Airport. “Under present circumstances, six or seven airports may be viable in Hungary,” stated Pál. The greatest chance for growth and eventual viability belongs to those located in the immediate vicinity of highways and possess suitable railway connections. In general, a smaller airfield can service about 50-100 kilometers, but larger airbases can service passengers and air freight clients from an area with as large as 150-200 km in radius.

In the Balaton area, the success of Fly Balaton in Sármellék may provide momentum for further development. Siófok is considering developing an airport, the details of which they will be working out within a 15-year development plan. Not wishing to bite off more than they can chew, city management is planning to specialize the south shore airport in small-aircraft arrivals. Not far, in Fejér County, large-scale developments are in the planning phases. In Börgönd, modernization of the airport is scheduled, but resistance from civil organizations has forced delays in the HUF 15 billion investment. It now appears that in 2009, traffic may begin at this airport situated a few kilometers from Székesfehérvár. A note of interest: At present, relocation of a protected gopher colony is delaying the investment. Because of this, construction of the runway may begin only in the summer months in Börgönd. Approximately 80-100 gophers live in this area, and relocation of these protected animals must be handled by developer Biggeorge’s NV before work can begin.

The conditions surrounding Pér airport in Győr-Moson-Sopron County are rather chaotic. However, it is hoped that this situation may soon be resolved, since the ownership structure of the terminal has recently been streamlined due to changes in the parent company’s management. A minority owner is the Győr-Moson-Sopron County government, which is selling its 25% share, because the airport will be under the authority of the Győr and Pér local governments.
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Good idea Qtyi! :banana:

BTW: Nice new avatar! ;)
Good thread Qutya, I will check it out regularly. BND, those are real hip shots.
Good ones Rawlee, i really like Ferihegy 1 and 2, and i also liked Ferihegy 1 before the reconstruction for the atmosphere, however the Sármellék airport is a joke. I flew there a few times, but it is smaller than a midsize apt.. When you land and get through the passport check to the luggage collection area that tiny place is packed with people, and if you wanted to have a piss, there is a toilet for 2 persons max, and when someone opens the door while you are in there, you accidentally become an exhibitionist... So never again, also because of the shitty Ryanair where you have to pay double the price of a ticket in case of overweight.
ferihegy is a nice airport.
i used both terminals and both were ok!
only disadvantage was that the shops closed by 23:00,maybe they changed it now?
ferihegy is a nice airport.
i used both terminals and both were ok!
only disadvantage was that the shops closed by 23:00,maybe they changed it now?
A lot of things have changed...AFAIK, F1 is low-cost terminal now,F2A is schengen,and F2B is non-schengen...
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