New passenger security equipment has been installed at the Debrecen International Airport.

Speaking at the event, Mayor of Debrecen László Papp said that 2012 marked the start of “the upward process that has made Debrecen one of the most important airports in the region”.

From 18,000 passengers in 2011 to 600,000 in 2019, from 2022, “the process that took place between 2012 and 19 has almost had to be restarted”. This has also meant that more improvements have had to be made “to improve passenger comfort and service speed”.

The mayor said that previously, single-screen (single-screen) baggage screening X-ray machines were used for access, but now new dual-vision X-ray machines are now scanning passengers’ hand luggage. This means that it is no longer necessary to unload larger electronic devices, making check-in much more dynamic, faster and more comfortable, he said. At the same time, the equipment for checking checked baggage has been replaced with dual-vision devices.

“This is an important step forward to increase the capacity and throughput of the security system. If we look to the future and indeed anticipate a significant increase in passenger numbers in the coming period, the process cannot stop here. We have further plans,”he pointed out.

“A long-term development programme for the airport is underway, which will see a complete overhaul of the runway system and the navigation system”, the mayor stressed.  Regarding the redevelopment of the terminal building, a tender was held, and a contractor has been selected for the work. As part of this work, they also want to install two additional rows of unused atrium and courtyard space next to the terminal building to facilitate baggage screening.

The technological improvements for the screening of hand luggage will increase the speed of passenger screening by 30%. For checked baggage screening, this will allow for a capacity increase of around 50 per cent”.

Tamás Király, managing director of Debrecen International Airport Kft., said that the investment made in the X-ray equipment was HUF 365 million.

In addition, Wizz Air’s newest flights will take passengers from Debrecen to breathtaking coral reefs and another world city, – Hurghada, a city in Egypt known for its fabulous stretches of coastline. The first flight to Hurghada took off on the 29th of October, operating two flights a week from the end of October. The flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays during the winter season.

From the 13th of December, Wizz Air will launch a new twice-weekly scheduled service from Debrecen to Rome, the capital of Italy. The flight is already available on Wizz Air’s booking system and will be operated to Rome Fiumicino Airport (also known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), 32 kilometres southwest of Rome city centre. 

Wizz Air operates three seasonal summer flights from Debrecen to Antalya in Turkey, Corfu in Greece and Burgas in Bulgaria until October. All three flights will be available in next year’s timetabler.

Wizz Air also flies from Debrecen to Tel Aviv, Larnaca in Cyprus, London and Eindhoven all year round, while Lufthansa flies regularly to Munich.

Source: dehir.hu |Photo credit: Facebook (Papp László)

Author: Debrecen4U