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Budapest Airport’s S17 buds with Wizz Air

Having already confirmed 22 new routes during 2017, Budapest Airport’s largest airline will be significantly expanding its own operations from the Hungarian gateway this year. Adding 12 new links, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will offer 62 destinations from Hungary’s capital city airport, offering close to 4.5 million seats from Budapest throughout the year.

Launching the start of Budapest’s summer schedule, Wizz Air commenced its twice-weekly service to Faro on 1 April. Now offering 122,000 seats during S17 to Portugal, Budapest has witnessed a 140% increase in Portuguese services during the last twelve months. The ULCC faces no direct competition on its new service to the Algarve region as the link joins its existing operations to Lisbon and Porto.

Continuing to support the development of its home-base, Wizz Air has launched another two new services today. Reinstating Budapest’s direct link to Hannover with a four times weekly service, the new operation will satisfy the high volume of indirect traffic recorded from the region. The ULCC has also commenced its first direct flight to Norway from Hungary, starting its twice-weekly service to Bergen after increasing numbers of Hungarian travellers chose a Norwegian city break last year.

Later this week Budapest will welcome Wizz Air’s connection to Lamezia Terme. Seeing a rapid increase in the popularity of Italy as a leisure destination, the ULCC’s operation commencing 12 April, will be Budapest’s first direct link to the Italian city in the Calabria region.
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Photo caption: Just the start of a budding summer: Balázs Bogáts, Budapest Airport’s Head of Airline Business Development, presents a celebratory route launch cake to Gábor Vásárhelyi, Wizz Air. Adding 12 new destinations, the ultra-low-cost carrier will offer 62 destinations from the Hungarian gateway this year.

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 »