Budapest Airport Supports Earth Hour

In support of the global environmental initiative ‘Earth Hour’, Budapest Airport
closed one of its runways, switched off its associated lights and reduced energy consumption in passenger circulation areas and in the nearly 300 buildings located at the airport for an hour at 20:30 on March 23.
The airport operator switched off all airfield ground lighting fixtures (1,622 lights in total) for one of its two runways, including all approach, edge and centerline lights, as well as the special lighting fixtures in the touchdown zone, which have a total output of over 240,000 Watts.
Lighting was also lowered in and around the nearly 300 buildings located within the 1,515 hectare area of the airport and were switched off completely between 20:30 and 21:30.
Lighting was also reduced in the car parks and advertising billboard lighting was cut completely.