Budapest Airport announced structural management changes to better serve its passengers and airline partners

Budapest Airport has announced further structural management changes in order to better serve its passengers and airline partners, to streamline its daily operations. This step marks a further reorganization of the airport company’s structure during the last two years to answer the challenges posed by the profound changes in the aviation market in Hungary and in Europe.

2013-09-25 — / — Budapest Airport is streamlining its management structure by merging three business units into two from September 2013. Former Business Unit Aviation and Business Unit Consumer have been amalgamated into the new Business Unit Commercial to be headed by Kam Jandu Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Budapest Airport. Thus the whole line of passenger/customer experience management will be under the umbrella of one business unit ranging from all marketing and commercial affairs pertaining to airlines, ground handler partners, retail outlets and consumer services like parking, taxi and minibus.

All operation-related matters will be handed over from earlier Business Unit Aviation to the new Corporate Unit Operations headed by Péter Huszka as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Budapest Airport. His unit will deal with all terminal and apron management issues, airside operations, and will keep daily contact and cooperation with all airport-related authorities. Both Kam Jandu and Péter Huszka have been with Budapest Airport for several years and bring considerable experience to their relevant areas.

Property management and real estate development remain under the control of Business Unit Property led by René Droese, Property Director of Budapest Airport.

“The company changes will provide sharper focus to the business in achieving our commercial plans, streamlines customer-oriented activities and further cuts management costs of operating the airport.” remarked Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. He added: “Budapest Airport continues to deliver high service and security standards as reflected by the latest passenger surveys and we expect the new structural changes enable us to deliver even higher customer experience at the airport, create better environment for expanding our business further.”