Commenting on the new route development, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport, says: “Let me first of all congratulate the teams of both Air Canada rouge and Budapest Airport for making this new route a reality. They have worked tirelessly and extensively together, and we are very proud to welcome the Air Canada brand into the portfolio of Budapest Airport. This new route will connect travellers from Budapest not only to Canada, but a series of other North American destinations, in both business and leisure sectors.”
Monthly passenger traffic at Budapest has continually shown double-digit growth this year, with the period end-August recording an astounding 15% increase. The addition of another significant new route will also further establish the airport’s long-haul operations, of which a year ago there were none. Joining Emirates, Air China and Air Transat, Air Canada rouge’s launch will now be the Hungarian capital city’s fourth long-haul carrier.