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Budapest Airport has been announced as the European winner of this year’s World Routes Airport Marketing Awards at the 2011 Gala Networking Evening in Berlin, Germany. Widely recognised as one of the industry’s most important honours, the awards are unique and highly sought after because they work on the core principal that the people who are best placed to judge an airport’s marketing activities are its primary users: the airlines themselves.

Ample capacity – Two independent parallel runways, no slot constraints (IATA level 2 schedules coordinated) and 24 hour operation (no night flight ban) make Budapest Airport an efficient and reliable airport to operate to. Terminal 2 has recently benefited from significantly increased capacity with the opening of SkyCourt.

Good for business – From automotive, electronics and pharmaceutical industry to shared service centres, Hungary gives home to numerous international corporations leading to an increasing demand in air travel. BUD is a preferred location for MICE tourism, offering easy access, a wide choice of reasonable priced hotels in all categories and a vast variety of leisure activities.

Tourism Magnet – Being dubbed as the “Paris of the East”, Budapest has much to offer for lovers of culture, art, classical and modern music, architecture, and history. Visitors can also enjoy the hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs, which make Budapest a mecca for wellbeing and spa tourism, attracting millions of visitors each year.
It’s city centre is famous for its bustling night life and reknown cuisine. Sports events such as the Hungarian Grand Prix draw crowds in the summer time along with the various open air music and arts festivals.

Balaton, central Europe's largest fresh water lake is a mere 1 hour drive from Budapest Airport, surrounded by picturesque wine regions and healing natural hot springs, such as Héviz.

Cooperation with Tourism Authority – Since 2010, we work with the national tourism office with the objective to attract new air services to Budapest. Airlines considering new routes or significant frequency increases can expect joint marketing campaigns aimed at increasing inbound tourism to Hungary.

Incentives and Support – Attractive Incentives are supporting airlines for up to five years when launching new routes or increasing frequencies. A dedicated airline marketing team helps to promote flights using a wide range of tools at no cost to airlines. See the incentives section for more.

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 »