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Budapest Airport reinstates North American long-haul with Air Transat

Budapest Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of its new airline partner, Air Transat, and celebrated a significant stage of its exceptional route network development yesterday.

Operated by its A330s, the new weekly service from Toronto Pearson Airport (with an intermediate stop at Montréal Airport), marks the return of long-haul flights from the Americas to Budapest, and also sees the third wide-body scheduled service to arrive at the Hungarian gateway since the daily Dubai service from Emirates began last October, and Air China’s Beijing flight in May. The direct service also provides higher convenience levels for some 55,000 indirect passengers who were recorded to have travelled between the two cities in 2014.
Cutting the cake that welcomes Air Transat’s weekly Montréal-Toronto service, celebrating the return of North American long-haul flights to the Hungarian capital city airport are: Lisa Helfand, Ambassador of Canada to Hungary; Mr. Péter Szijjártó - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Nicole Conrad – Commercial Director Central Europe; and Jost Lammers CEO Budapest Airport.

At the official opening ceremony today, Budapest Airport’s CEO, Jost Lammers welcomes the arrival of Air Transat’s key new service, commenting: “We are proud to welcome our Canadian partners and launch Air Transat’s necessary direct route from North America to Budapest. Tourism in Budapest is currently outperforming most European markets so we are confident the new flight will be a great success and will soon lead to increase of frequencies.”

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!

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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 »