B+N awarded as the most innovative service provider by Budapest Airport

FM newsroom – B+N Corporate news. Budapest Airport’s Annual Award Gala reflected the importance of the coordinated work of the airport community and its partners. At the grandiose event, the airport operator thanked its partners for their contribution to making Ferenc Liszt International Airport one of the best airports in Europe.

A year of immense success

2023 was one of the most successful years in the history of the airport. With 91% of passenger traffic recovered and record volumes of air cargo handled, Budapest Airport won an unprecedented seventeen awards, including ACI’s Best Airport in Europe and Skytrax’s Best Airport in Eastern Europe for the tenth year in a row – the official announcement informs.

At the internationally renowned annual award gala held in early March, Budapest Airport thanked its partners who contributed to its success and honoured the best of the past year.

“The airport is a special place, a complex ecosystem where the coordinated functioning and harmony of all stakeholders is essential to ensure operation providing a safe and high-quality passenger experience. Over the past year, BUD has received more Hungarian and international awards and recognition than ever before, and we look at these as a joint achievement. Being voted the best airport in Europe in 2022 is a collective success for the airport community, which we could only achieve by each of our organizational units, each colleague and partner contributing their personal best. We are grateful to our partners for their effective collaboration, and we are delighted to be able to celebrate the successes of 2023 together at this gala.”- Kam Jandu, CEO of Budapest Airport

B+N is among the best

The airport operator presented awards in a total of 16 categories. B+N Referencia Zrt. proudly received the recognition for the most innovative airport service provider of the year 2023.

„It is an honour to be among the best partners of Budapest Airport. This award is a recognition of the devoted work our teams do every day, and the innovative developments B+N’s in-house R&D department is constantly working on. ROBIN, our in-house developed autonomous cleaning robot deployed at the airport is a good example of how we are working on shaping the future of the FM industry” – told Ferenc Kis-Szölgyémi, CEO of B+N Referencia Zrt.

Awarded partners

The airport operator presented the following awards at the gala:

  • Media Partner of the Year 2023 – TV2 Média Factory Kft.
  • Retailer of the Year 2023 – Leroy Bistro
  • Best Commercial Passenger Services Partner 2023 – Mercur Rent a Car Kft.
  • Most Innovative Airport Service Provider of the Year 2023 – B+N Referencia Zrt.
  • Airport Security Technology Provider of the Year 2023 – H1 Systems
  • Greenairport Partner of the Year 2023 – Menzies Aviation
  • Best Newcomer Regular Full-freighter Operator 2023 – Sichuan Airlines
  • Best Developing Cargo Charter Operator 2023 – Universal Translink Airline Wizz Air
  • Best Developing Regular Full-freighter Operator 2023 – Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Best Company in Airport Construction 2023 – ÁR-LA Magyarország Kft.
  • Most Punctual Airline 2023 – Qatar Airways
  • Best Newcomer Airline 2023 – Air Serbia
  • Best Airline Marketing 2023 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • European Full-service Carrier with the Largest Capacity Growth of the Year 2023 – Iberia
  • Far East Carrier with the Largest Capacity of the Year 2023 – China Eastern
  • Best Load Factor Wide-body Operator 2023 – Korean Air


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