The European Commission has approved a 7-million-Euro subvention for the Debrecen International Airport.
The European Commission has approved that the Hungarian government and the municipality of Debrecen provide state support of 2.5 billion Forint (approximately 7 million Euro) to the owner of the Debrecen International Airport, the Brussels Board said.
The money covers:
- two fire engines
- the design and construction of a fire barrack
- the permitting and planning of a new runway
- the development of IT network infrastructure
- improving passenger security check
The Hungarian authorities will finance the part of the investment costs that the owner of the Debrecen International Airport cannot cover from its revenues – as you can read in the announcement.
The European Commission supported the program because the development of the Debrecen International Airport will have a positive impact on the development of the surrounding region and will improve the region’s connections with the rest of the European Union. They added that the measure was proportionate to the objective pursued (to ensure the continued operation of the Debrecen International Airport), as the amount did not exceed what was necessary to implement the investment project.