When discussing the World Routes attendance, the airport’s CEO, Jost Lammers explains: “The importance of Budapest’s presence at one of the largest air service development forums is paramount to our continued growth and to further enhance our route network. The team will be heading to Barcelona to encourage airlines to be part of our success, not only the airport’s but the country’s as a whole,” adds Lammers.
Alongside the airport’s superb achievements, the city itself is experiencing outstanding results and recognition, for example, its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 2016 results showing over $10,000 more per capita than other Central and Eastern European capital. Also emerging are Budapest’s tourist attractions – hosting many great sporting events including FINA World Championships 2017, F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull Air Race, and World Judo Championships, as well as the one of the largest music festivals in Europe, the Sziget Festival.
“Budapest is thriving and the Airline Development Team will be at World Routes to explore new opportunities which will benefit from this, particularly those of untapped markets such as China, India, US East Coast and Africa. We’ll also be targeting low-cost long-haul, and with limited competition from Hungary, this is a significant market potential,” confides Lammers.
Photo caption: At the recent announcement of Budapest Airport’s resumption of direct US ties, the gateway’s CEO, Jost Lammers illustrates the airport’s impressive growth, as well as its future plans for continued success.