The market potential is close to 150,000 passengers between Budapest and New York last year making the Central Eastern European airport New York’s largest unserved market in Europe, and the fourth largest unserved destination in the world from the US city. After New York, Chicago is the number two sought after destination in US from Budapest with more than 42,000 market potential between the two cities in 2016.
As Budapest announces that the US will become the Hungarian capital city’s 47th country market, the Polish flag carrier will be offering a total of 3,024 two-way weekly seats meaning that the North American nation will become the second largest country market outside of Europe served from Budapest in 2018.
“Budapest Airport is enormously proud to announce these new US destinations and I have absolutely no doubt these services will be extremely popular.” explains Lammers
Marking the landmark deal to bring LOT Polish Airlines’ US services to Budapest next summer were: David Kostelanczik, Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy in Budapest; István Íjgyártó, State Secretary for Culture and Scholarship Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Finance of Poland; Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Jerzy Snopek, Ambassador, Polish Embassy in Budapest; Rafal Milczarski, LOT Polish Airlines CEO; and Jost Lammers, Budapest Airport CEO.