In 2023, holiday flights were even more popular than the year before. More than ten percent more people travelled with charter flights, and on average there were five percent more passengers on each plane.

In 2023, Debrecen International Airport had more than 306,000 passengers which is a 23 percent increase compared to 2022 and more than 300 percent compared to the year before that.

In mid-June, the first summer seasonal flight from Debrecen to the Greek island of Crete was started. The weekly charter was a convenient solution for many. 

‘Basically, this increase is of course due to the appearance of new flights, but also to the return of the desire to travel, ‘ Tamás Király, managing director of Debrecen International Airport Ltd. said.

Developments were also continuous at the airport. In order to prepare for larger investments, they began to demolish the deteriorated concrete pavement. 

Meanwhile, a new, faster passenger security system was put into operation at the airport. Thanks to the so-called two-view X-ray equipment, the passenger entry has become much more comfortable.

‘This resulted in a capacity increase of more than thirty percent. The passengers received it very positively, because they can go through the passenger security checks more conveniently and quickly, ‘ the manager emphasised.

The Debrecen airport is also planning to launch new flights, and the summer charter season is expected to increase traffic. In addition, energy upgrades are planned in 2024 and the ground service fleet is expected to be expanded.

Source: Dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U