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Wizz Air supports advancement of home-base Budapest Airport, launching two new services to Maastricht and Hurghada

Budapest Airport celebrated the commencement of two new routes with home-base carrier Wizz Air last week; a twice-weekly service to Maastricht on 15 May, and a weekly link to Hurghada on 16 May. These new services add to the airline’s 2015 summer schedule at Budapest, which already includes new services to Lisbon, and increased flight frequencies to popular destinations such as Milan Malpensa, Barcelona and London Luton.

In addition to Wizz Air’s continuous growth, Budapest Airport’s extensive expansion of its route network has resulted in the airport experiencing a passenger traffic boom in the first quarter of the year. Recording Q1 growth of +12.6%, Budapest leads the way by some margin in Central Eastern Europe versus Vienna Airport’s -2.8%, and Prague Airport’s +3.5% for the same period. The Hungarian gateway is also far above the EU gross average of +5.1%.

Wizz Air Maastricht
Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Maastricht on 15 May saw the commencement of Budapest Airport’s only direct connection to the regional airport in Netherlands. Celebrating the launch with the crew, Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air receives a traditional cake from Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport.

Budapest Airport united with US once again

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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

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Budapest Airport joins Moroccan market

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Budapest Airport names Wizz Air’s 10th new link of 2017

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Budapest Airport announces Ryanair expansion

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