Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP), formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, is
the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, and the largest of the country's five international airports. The airport
offers international connections primarily within Europe, but also to Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, the airport handled 8.5 million passengers
and experienced a significant drop in aircraft movements and handled cargo, primarily due to the collapse of the Hungarian national carrier Malev
earlier in the year, hence losing a large portion of connecting passengers.
Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest, accessible by the
Ülloi road. The airport was renamed in honor of Ferenc Liszt, the virtuoso pianist and composer, on the occasion of the 200th
anniversary of his birth.
The airport can accept the Boeing 747, Antonov An-124 and Antonov An-225 but most of the traffic comprises Airbus and Boeing twinjets. Weather
seldom diverts aircraft, when this does happen planes usually land at Bratislava or Vienna.