Budaörs Airport

The area area of the Budaörs airport was designated in 1935. In 1936 an architectural competition was organised for the design of the terminal building, which was won by Virgil Bierbauer (Borbíró) and László Králik with two conceptually different designs. The two architects were awarded a contract to plan together the terminal building. The final plans were based mostly on the concept of Bierbauer.

The building of the terminal was completed in 232 days and the airport was opened in 1937 by István Horthy son of the Regent Miklós Horthy. In 1936 a separate competition was launched for the design of the great hangar. The winner of the competition was László Czakó and György Méhes. The 141m wide, 41m deep hangar was built based on their plans and was the biggest hangar in Europe at that time.

Budaörs Airport was the number one airport in Hungary for 15 years, but after the re-building of the Ferihegy airport, it lost its importance. The terminal building is closed for public, the airport is a non-public airport and is still in use for private aviation and joy flights.


Copyright ©: Text and photos by Károly Teleki Industrial Heritage Hungary

Source: 1) A Budaörsi repülőtér. Horváth Tamás (szerző). Budapest, 2001. 2) A Budaörsi repülőtér és fotómontázsa, mint a modernizmus szimbólumai (doktori disszertáció). Csengel-Plank Ibolya (szerző). Pécs, 2015.