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Budapest Airport launches Winter 2015 programme

Recording +16% monthly passenger growth in September whilst welcoming more than 1 million extra travellers than this time last year, Budapest Airport is firmly on the road to reach the definitive 10 million mark in 2015. Having already celebrated 14 new links during the summer season – notably vital direct routes to Beijing, Toronto and Montréal – the capital city continues to far outperform the European average passenger growth of +5.1%.

Continuing to develop its solid route network, the Hungarian gateway has launched W15/16 by celebrating two new routes in the first week, from its two largest airlines: home-based Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Tenerife South; and Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair’s daily flight to Copenhagen.

Starting Budapest’s third link to the Danish capital Copenhagen, Ryanair began its daily service on 26 October. Adding 1,323 one-way weekly seats to the airport pair, the Irish low-cost carrier will immediately have a majority share of 51% of all scheduled seats from Budapest to Copenhagen.

Launching its fifth winter sun destination from Budapest, and the airport’s first link to Tenerife South, Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to the largest Canary Island was welcomed on 30 October by José Angel Lopez Jorrin, Ambassador of Spain in Hungary (left), and Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport. The new twice-weekly service means that Budapest’s home-based carrier now serves 44 routes, to a total 21 countries, from the Hungarian capital airport.

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 »