Plaza Premium Group Grows European Presence Second Plaza Premium Lounge Opens at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport

Published on 01 Mar 2022
Plaza-Premium-Lounge-Budapest-Lounge-area-2500x1400.jpgSecond Plaza Premium Lounge Opens at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport 

(Budapest, 1st March, 2022) Plaza Premium Lounge has opened its second Plaza Premium Lounge in Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (IATA Code: BUD) - Hungary’s largest International Airport. The opening marks the second lounge launch in a month; Plaza Premium Group debuted its first Lounge on 1st February and the second Plaza Premium Lounge follows on 1st March.  The latest opening fulfills the Group’s ambition to provide a consistent airport experience for passengers transiting through and departing from Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

Locating in Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport Non-Schengen area, Plaza Premium Lounge Budapest is bringing the best combination of leisure, relaxation, entertainment, dining, and hospitality to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The new lounge accommodates 65 comfortable seats with stunning runway views. To rejuvenate travellers on the road, the lounge offers the only shower facilities at the airport Non-Schengen area for them to refresh the senses prior to travels. Both business and leisure travellers can comfortably enjoy exclusive and distinctive Plaza Premium Lounge services while waiting to depart from or transit through the airport. A wide range of services will also be available at the lounge including free high-speed Wi-Fi and digital reading materials. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing cuisines and beverages to refresh their senses, alongside typical Hungarian cuisine and international cuisines.

Plaza Premium Lounge Budapest is the second lounge launched at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport Terminal 2B - Non-Schengen, following the first Plaza Premium Lounge Budapest (Departures Terminal 2) that opened in February, continues Plaza Premium Group’s expansion in Europe. At the end of 2019, Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport has expanded its network to 153 destinations in 49 countries. It recorded a dynamic recovery in air passengers at the airport in 2021, notably during the start of the summer season. In January 2022, the airport recorded a 750% increase in Passengers compared to the same month in 2021. The airport has also been recognized by Skytrax as “Best Airport in Eastern Europe” for eight consecutive years from 2014 to 2021 and has emerged as a leader, becoming the fastest developing airport in the region. Together with its airline partners, it is a key contributor to the development of tourism in Hungary and Budapest.

“We are delighted to bring the second Plaza Premium Lounge at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, and serve different types of travellers’ needs, including Schengen and Non-Schengen areas. The opening marks another significant milestone in the history for us to expand our footprints in Europe, at the same time bringing our Group’s core value, convenience, comfort, love and care to our travellers. “Partnering with Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport further strengthens our growing footprint in Europe, together, we are looking forward to further expanding our award-winning, best-in-class signature hospitality with our second lounge at the airport.” shares Mr. Okan Kufeci, Regional General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Budapest Airport scored its best ever result in the international passenger satisfaction survey (ASQ) last quarter. We have achieved an improvement in all 37 categories, which means that our 70 billion HUF worth of developments and service enhancements implemented over the past 3 years and our efforts to enhance the passenger experience have paid off. We happily welcome the addition of a new lounge to our range of services, thus enriching the range of premium services at Ferenc Liszt International Airport.” comments Mr. Chris Dinsdale, CEO of Budapest Airport.

It is a strategic expansion to Budapest, with the Group’s award-winning airport hospitality and mission in delivering its world-class services to global travellers. With our solid presence in Europe, the opening of Plaza Premium Lounge Budapest is a key component in the company’s global “Build Back Better” business transformation strategy, as well as the Group’s expansions plan. Further openings in key European cities are expected to follow.
Committed to providing a safe and hygienic environment, the lounge follows Plaza Premium Lounge’s “We Care For Your Wellbeing programme” with zoning to facilitate privacy and social distancing in its comfortable seating and dining areas. All services are available for reservation on the Plaza Premium Lounge official website.


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