The Hungarian Government has issued licenses for the construction of a new international airport Alba, which will be located 60 kilometers southwest of Budapest. The new airport will be constructed at the site of the former military airport. Reconstruction of the airport will be funded by the European Union.
The opening of international air traffic through the new Alba airport is scheduled to the first half of 2010. The new airport is designed to compete with existing international Ferihegy Airport, which is owned by German company Hochtief. The airport will be used primarily by budget airlines, which will surely affect the cost of flights to the reduction of prices compared to Ferihegy Airport. Charter flights as well as flights of pan-European destinations will be serviced through the new airport.
The airport will be located next to Highway M7, which connects Budapest and the Croatian border. Székesfehérvár - the administrative center of the region is 8 kilometers away from it, and Lake Balaton - 40 kilometers west from the new airport.
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