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Budapest Airport secures another long-haul connection to Toronto with Air Canada rouge

Budapest Airport, in line to continue its best-ever year on record, announces another important new route with the confirmation that Air Canada rouge will launch a thrice-weekly service to Toronto. Significantly boosting the Hungarian gateway’s connections to Canada, the leisure carrier will commence operations from 10 June 2016. Utilising its fleet of 767-300s, Air Canada rouge will be offering an additional 840 weekly seats to Canada, complementing existing services with Air Transat to Toronto and Montréal.

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.

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 »