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Budapest Airport installs giant 4K LCD information displays


  • Petra Berende

19/02/2019 2.58pm

Budapest Airport is continuing its BUD+ development programme by replacing its clattering split-flap information boards showing flight times with contemporary 4K LCD displays. This initiative forms part of a €20-million revamp of passenger services to be in place before the summer season.

Flight-information displays at Budapest Airport have just been updated, the old split-flap boards replaced by giant LCD walls showing departure and arrival times, flight numbers and status in 4K resolution.

Photo: Budapest Airport

In each departure hall at terminals 2A and 2B, an LCD wall 11 metres long and four metres high has been installed, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

In the arrivals area, five smaller displays have been put up to present flight status. This modernisation is part of the BUD+ development programme to meet the demands of increased airport traffic and improve passenger services.

Photo: Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport announced an overall investment of €20 million for technological development in the upcoming months, including a self-service baggage drop-off system and new X-ray units for security screening in both terminals 2A and 2B. For the Arrivals hall in terminal 2B, the baggage reclaim area will be expanded and longer conveyor belts will be installed. Automated scans will support smoother immigration processes for passengers holding a biometric passport.

Photo: Budapest Airport

Further improvements will see additional information boards, an increased number of ground staff, bigger trays for luggage scans and more toilets at terminals. Most developments should be in place before the summer peak season starts.

As tourist numbers soar in Hungary, Budapest Airport has also announced the construction of a new terminal building, 2C, by 2024, an investment of €700 million.

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