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Budapest Airport’s significant boost with Emirates

The launch of Emirates’ new daily link to Dubai saw a major development for Budapest Airport last October. Adding the flagship service to its route network meant the previously underserved Budapest-Middle East and beyond, to Asia and Australia, was more accessible than ever, as well as significantly boosting the Hungarian gateway’s impressive traffic growth results.


Today, the Central European airport celebrated the continuous demand on the link, as the airline introduces its higher capacity 777-300s on the airport pair. Having reached almost 80% load factor, carrying 150,000 passengers, the need for expansion has been clear in recent months, as the route has matured. Upgrading to a new three-class aircraft, adding a first class cabin on the service, more than proves that there are high-yielding passengers deriving from the capital city airport and the need for further capacity on the route.

At the official welcoming ceremony of the new aircraft today, Budapest Airport’s CCO, Kam Jandu, greeted the substantial development on the Dubai link, commenting: “The unprecedented success and continuous demand on the Emirates service has been calling out for the introduction of 777s. The upgrade on this link will help further sustain the route, with perhaps the potential of a second daily frequency to meet with the progression and growth in Budapest.” He added: “We are continuously working to strengthen our long-haul expansion, and 2015 has demonstrated yet another great year for Budapest. Witnessing a vast increase in tourist numbers has urged new airlines to enter and existing ones to expand, while driving the message home that Budapest is dynamically developing for the future.”
Budapest Airport welcomes the upgrade to Emirates 777-300s on its daily flight to Dubai. Expansion to a new three-class aircraft clearly shows there are high-yielding passengers deriving from Budapest and will help further sustain the route into the future.

Welcoming the new aircraft today, Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport, with Thierry Aucoc, SVP Commercial Operations Europe, Emirates. Jandu says: “The unprecedented success on the Emirates service has been calling out for the introduction of 777s, with the upgrade further sustaining the route for the future.”


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

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Budapest Airport wins fourth Skytrax Award in a row!

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Budapest Airport strengthens links to Ukraine

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Budapest Airport joins Moroccan market

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

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Budapest Airport announces Ryanair expansion

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