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Agadir adds to Budapest Airport’s African network

Having started the year with no direct services to Morocco, Budapest Airport will end 2017 with two cities from the North African country on its destination map, as Wizz Air seeks to begin flights to Agadir on 31 October. Previously only flown with charter services from the Hungarian gateway, the city located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean will receive twice-weekly scheduled flights (Tuesdays and Saturdays), operated by the low-cost carrier’s 180-seat A320 fleet.

“We have already launched 14 new services this year ‒ the addition of Agadir this winter means we now also have 14 routes announced but yet to commence in W17/18 and beyond,” states Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “With operations to Marrakech already announced for W17/18, I’m happy to witness further expansion in this new frontier of network development. It’s certainly a market where we see other opportunities for growth.”

As a result of the carrier’s 3,100-kilometre sector to the Moroccan city, Wizz Air will now offer 67 destinations from the Hungarian capital. In terms of capacity to the North African nation, Budapest will provide travellers with close to 1,500 two-way weekly seats, or a total of over 32,000 seats in W17/18. Agadir joins regular services to Algiers, Cairo, Hurghada and Marrakech offered to North Africa from the airport this year.

Wizz Air has expanded its operations from its home-base airport of Budapest again, with the announcement of its 67th destination to Agadir. Beginning twice-weekly flights on 29 October, it becomes the Hungarian gateway’s second Moroccan city on its route network.

Budapest Airport united with US once again

In a major piece of network development Budapest Airport has announced the resumption of US services today, as LOT Polish Airlines confirms flights from the Hungarian gateway to New York (JFK) and Chicago O’Hare. Welcoming the arrival of regular 787-8 scheduled services, the first flight due to launch on 3 May 2018, with New York being flown four times weekly and the Chicago sector operated twice-weekly. The return of US services comes after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines left the Hungarian market in 2011. More »

TAP Portugal back at Budapest Airport

TAP Portugal has taken off again from Budapest Airport after a 14-month break, marking the resumption of the Portuguese flag carrier’s link to Lisbon. Daily services to Portugal’s capital city recommenced on 2 July. At the launch, the airline confirmed that a six times weekly service will continue throughout W17/18. More »

Budapest Airport wins fourth Skytrax Award in a row!

Budapest Airport has been awarded the Skytrax title for “Best Airport in the region” for the fourth time in a row – the first time in the history of the awards that an Eastern European airport has kept its top position for four consecutive years. More »

Budapest Airport strengthens links to Ukraine

Budapest Airport’s expectations for further development in 2017 continue with the welcome arrival of new airline partner Ukraine International Airlines. Launching a daily link to Kiev Boryspil on 15 June, utilising its fleet of two-class configured 737-800s, the Ukrainian flag carrier will face no direct competition on the 908-kilometre sector. More »

Budapest Airport joins Moroccan market

Continuing the expansion of its route network, Budapest Airport announces another development today with the welcome addition of Ryanair’s new link to Marrakech. Having increased its Budapest passenger traffic by 20% last year, delivering more than 1.7 million passengers, the low-cost carrier has confirmed its fourth new route from the Hungarian gateway for 2017. More »

Budapest Airport names Wizz Air’s 10th new link of 2017

Budapest Airport is celebrating Wizz Air’s 10th new route announcement of the year, naming Bordeaux as the ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) latest link. With flights due to commence from 22 September, the twice-weekly service will join Wizz Air’s expanding Hungarian route network, becoming its 62nd destination served from Budapest. More »

Budapest Airport announces Ryanair expansion

Budapest Airport, having already confirmed 12 new routes for 2017, continues to enhance its route network and announces Ryanair will be launching a further three new routes. Having recorded 20% growth in passenger numbers from the Hungarian gateway last year, Ryanair will add another 9 weekly flights to its continuously-expanding services from Budapest, the low-cost carrier (LCC) confirming new links to Valencia, Edinburgh and Prague. More »