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2014-12-15 10:23:24

Iberia and Iberia Express launch 7 weekly Madrid services to Budapest Airport

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Budapest Airport has announced further development in its continuous progression and growth with the welcome addition of Iberia and Iberia Express launching a Madrid service in 2015. Spain’s largest carrier will be operating a seasonal three-times weekly service from June, while its low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express, will commence a complimentary service on the airport pair from July, four-times weekly. Working in concert with each other, the airlines will coordinate the new schedule to provide full connectivity to their networks, a strategy which has proven successful while launching new routes from other European cities.

Iberia and Iberia Express will join Wizz Air and Ryanair in offering a direct service to the Spanish capital city, making Spain the seventh largest country market served from Budapest. Offering a total of 1,260 weekly seats, arrival in the Madrid market will give Iberia an 18% share and Iberia Express a 23% share of weekly flights on the competitive route during the summer season (according to Innovata schedule data, week commencing 7 June 2015).

Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport comments: “I am so pleased that Spain’s national carrier will now also be serving the vital Madrid trunk route. This new competitive service is also a great indicator of economic recovery in Spain. Budapest Airport itself has continued to charge ahead with an average 7% growth throughout 2014 as our support of new airlines and new routes has proven successful time and again. We’re all really looking forward to welcoming both carriers next summer – a year that is already promising extensive further growth for us.”