Budapest Airport’s SkyCourt in green transformation for Earth Day

By Charlotte Turner |

To coincide with Earth Day, Budapest Airport and its retail partners, dedicated the month of April to raising awareness of sustainable consumption and the protection of the environment in and around the capital city as well as help promote the gateway’s sustainability goals and commitments.  

 

Budapest’s marketing and environmental teams transformed the central SkyCourt retail promotional area into a ‘green space’.

 

Attempting to capture the essence of a tranquil park, the area used natural and recyclable components as well as plants for decoration to create an area which allowed passengers to ‘reflect on a greener future’.

 

“As traffic returns to the Hungarian gateway, concessionaires are on a strong recovery path recording a monthly 20% performance growth in March, with Q1 2022 turnover already reaching a robust 40% of the total of last year’s sales,” said the airport operator.

 

Budapest Airport created a tranquil ‘green space’ in the centre of the SkyCourt during April to allow passengers to reflect on a greener future and raise awareness of the airport’s sustainability mission along with key retail partners.

Budapest Airport created a tranquil ‘green space’ in the centre of the SkyCourt during April to allow passengers to reflect on a greener future and raise awareness of the airport’s sustainability mission along with key retail partners.

EXHIBITING GREEN PRODUCTS

Budapest worked closely with including Heinemann Duty Free, Memories of Hungary, Swarovski, Hard Rock Café, Desigual, and Café Frei, creating a small exhibition of green products available to passengers from brands such as Ritter, Smarties, Rituals, PlanToys, and the famous Hungarian Unicum, to name just a few.

 

Andrea Trencsén, Head of Marketing, Budapest Airport commented: “As our passenger footfall continues to grow, we wanted to remind travellers not only of the outstanding customer experience we have created here at Budapest, but also convey the significant part we are playing in protecting our environment and how they can be part of our commitment to a sustainable future”.

 

The Hungarian gateway said it has significantly reduced its energy consumption and carbon emissions – which are now 50% less than 10 years ago and a considerable way to meeting its net zero target by 2035.

 

Maintaining the ACI Carbon Neutral Certification for the fourth year in 2021, Budapest remains among the world’s most responsible and environmentally friendly airport operators. Working closely with partners, employees, and neighbours, the airport takes special care to develop with consideration of future generations.

 

Trencsén added: “While taking a moment in the SkyCourt ‘green space’, our passengers can appreciate the importance of sustainability and learn about the ongoing measures we are taking to protect the future, including carbon neutrality, waste management, renewable energy sources, and noise reduction. Sustainability and quality of service will continue to be the focus areas of the retail offering at Budapest.”

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