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Wizz Air reconnects Budapest Airport to Varna

Budapest Airport has today celebrated its resumption of seasonal services with Varna, the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Having operated the route previously in 2013, Wizz Air returns with a twice-weekly flight to Bulgaria’s main tourist destination following a significant growth in Bulgarian market popularity.

Budapest’s home-based airline has already announced 11 new routes for 2016, with Varna becoming the low-cost carrier’s 50th destination from the Hungarian capital city airport. Facing no direct competition on the airport pair, Wizz Air’s new link offers an ideal alternative to its existing service to Bourgas, and having witnessed the launch of Bulgaria Air’s operation to Sofia in June, Budapest now serves Bulgaria’s three largest airports.

Commenting on the launch, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport said: “This year we will welcome Wizz Air’s 18 millionth passenger since the airline joined us here at Budapest in 2004. Celebrating the launch of our home-based carrier’s 50th destination is testament to our continued commitment with Wizz Air to strengthen tourism in Hungary and expand the choice of attractive destinations for our customers.”
Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, welcomes the crew of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Varna. The Hungarian gateway’s now traditional running shoe-shaped cake, representing the upcoming Budapest Airport Runway Run on Saturday 3 September, marks the occasion.

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

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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 »