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ORBÁN: 'HUNGARY RECOVERS UNIQUE ASSET' THROUGH REACQUISITION OF INTL AIRPORT

 

By repurchasing majority ownership in Liszt Ferenc International Airport “we have repossessed a unique asset, one that must not be given over to anybody but always must be preserved,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public radio. He said that in times of war it was in any case better to have the country’s only serious international airport under Hungarian control. By taking the airport into state ownership, the assets of all Hungarian citizens had increased, he added. In order to rapidly increase the value of the airport, the world’s largest airport operator France’s Vinci is involved, Orbán said. There are further plans to involve investors from Qatar, “though we definitely want to preserve the majority”, he added.