The new terminal in Sármellék (at
Lake Balaton) opened at Ryanair's arrival
At the arrival of Ryanair's scheduled flight, the new terminal building of the FlyBalaton airport, which was built as one of the most significant investments in Western Hungary's Balaton region on a former Soviet military base, opened to the public on May 9th, 2006.
The investment totalled up to a sum of almost HUF 2 billion. On 2300 square metres not only a new passenger terminal was built in compliance with EU standards, but also the lighting system, the landing system and the security fence. Ground support equipments and fire trucks started to operate also.
The parking place of the airport is capable of serving 300,000 passengers annually with enough space for 300 cars and 10 buses. With the development of the airport, all ideas of the tourist industry may come true, and the Balaton region will be able to live up to the expectations of state institutions, experts, local authorities and entrepreneurs. Balaton has now become a destination easily accessible from most of Europe.
With Ryanair's scheduled flights from London, one of the most well-known and biggest airlines, belonging to the frontline of aviation industry, is arriving to the region. However, this destination is only one of the 12 destinations of the airport, as aircrafts fly from Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Russia as well. According to the efforts of the investors and the operators, new routes will be launched to new destinations in the next few months.
István Kolber, Minister without Portfolio for Regional. Development and Convergence will ceremoniously open the terminal, which was built with significant state subsidies.