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Budapest Airport welcomes Winter 2016/17

While welcoming close to one million extra travellers than this time last year, Budapest Airport is firmly on the road to reach the 11 million mark in 2016. Having already celebrated 19 new links during the summer season – notably an additional direct link to Toronto with new airline partner, Air Canada rouge – the capital city continues to far outperform the European passenger average growth.

Continuing to develop its solid route network, the Hungarian gateway has launched W16/17 by welcoming five new routes in the first week, from three of its largest airlines: home-based Wizz Air’s weekly services to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as thrice-weekly service to Sofia; Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair’s daily flight to Nuremberg; and leading British low-cost carrier, easyJet’s thrice-weekly service to Venice Marco Polo.

Celebrating three of the capital city airport’s new links

BUD Winter 2016/2017

Photo caption: Welcoming easyJet’s second link to Italy from Budapest Airport on 31 October along with crew were: William Vet, Commercial Manager for Netherlands, easyJet and Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. The low-cost carrier (LCC) will be connecting the Hungarian gateway to Venice Marco Polo Airport – the city’s main airport – with a thrice-weekly service. As well as recently announcing a new link to Amsterdam from 6 February 2017, the LCC will now operate eight routes from Hungary, the new links joining London Gatwick, Berlin, Paris, Lyon, Basel and Geneva on the carrier’s network.
BUD Winter 2016/2017

Photo caption: Starting Budapest’s new link to Bavaria, Ryanair began its daily service to Nuremberg on 1 November. Home to one of Hungary’s largest expat communities, with more than 60,000 Hungarians living in the region, the growing number of indirect passengers from Bavaria will welcome the in-demand direct link. Facing no competition on the airport pair, the low-cost carrier now serves a total of 20 routes from the Hungarian gateway .
BUD Winter 2016/2017

Photo caption: Launching Budapest’s first route to Lanzarote, Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to the easternmost Canary Island was welcomed on 2 November by Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, and Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications, Wizz Air (right). Alongside the recently announced new destinations for S17 – Faro, Hannover, Bergen and Lamezia Terme – the new weekly service to Lanzarote means that Budapest’s home-based carrier will connect Hungary’s capital to 58 cities.

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 »