Hungary -Budapest Airport temporarily closes Terminal 1- agreement concluded on layoff -March 27, 2012

Terminal 1 at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport will be closed down following the grounding of national carrier MALÉV Hungarian Airlines. Airport operator said its terminal 2 alone would be able to handle all traffic, which has declined since Hungarian flag carrier Malev declared bankruptcy in early February. As a result of the bankruptcy of MALEV, the airport has to layoff as much as 198 employees, 20 % of the manpower. Furthermore investments worth €50-60 million will be suspended this year too. An agreement had been concluded by two of the trade unions on dismissal that started 1 month ago.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent


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