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Budapest Airport’s Moroccan medley

Budapest Airport welcomed its second Moroccan connection as today saw the Hungarian gateway celebrate the inaugural flight of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Agadir. Joining the airport’s recent new service to Marrakech, the addition of the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) link to the southern coast of Morocco sees Budapest firmly put the North African country on its destination map this winter.

We started the year with no direct services to Morocco so I’m delighted to witness the fast expansion in this market,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport at today’s press conference which saw the Mohammed Sajid, Moroccan Tourism Minister and the Abderrafia Zouitene, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office officially launch Wizz Air’s 67th destination from the capital city airport. Lammers added: “To add another location on our route map, and immediately be able to offer two main cities within the new country, is a clear sign of the opportunities we have worked to develop and we’re extremely expectant of further growth within this region.”



Wizz Air’s arrival to the Moroccan market at Budapest gives the LCC an immediate 20% share of flights and seats across all routes to North Africa this winter. While facing no direct competition on the airport pair, Wizz Air’s Agadir operation joins existing services to Algiers, Cairo, Hurghada and Marrakech, seeing Budapest now offer close to 1,500 two-way weekly seats to the North African nation.

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 »