Címlap » Home » Business and Partners » Aviation » Route development

Wizz Air to add 65,000 extra seats from Budapest Airport during S17

Budapest Airport has announced that Wizz Air will be expanding operations from the Hungarian gateway for S17, adding four new destinations and increasing frequencies on existing services. The ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) expansion will bring an extra 12 departing flights per week, and up to 65,000 additional seats from Budapest during the summer season.

Reinstating links to Hannover
Enhancing existing links to northern Germany, Wizz Air will be reinstating Budapest’s direct route to Hannover, last operated by Eurowings in 2010. Commencing 10 April, the ULCC will be offering a four-times weekly link for the high volume of indirect traffic continually recorded from the region.

Another Portuguese destination served
Having added Lisbon and Porto to its route network from Budapest during the last 12 months, Wizz Air will be including a twice-weekly service to Faro in its Portuguese destinations from 1 April. Increasing number of indirect passengers last year, the home-based carrier will be launching Budapest’s first scheduled link to the popular holiday destination in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.

Alternative city break
With almost 10,000 Hungarian travellers choosing a Norwegian city break last year, Wizz Air will begin a twice-weekly service to Bergen from 10 April. Another new connection on Budapest’s route network, the link to the coastal city will also be the ULCC’s first direct flight to Norway from Hungary.

Increasing holiday choice
Seeing a rapid increase in the popularity of Italy as a leisure destination, Wizz Air will launch Budapest’s first direct connection to Lamezia Terme on 12 April. The link to the Italian city in the Calabria region will complement the carrier’s already served Italian destination of Naples, Bari and Catania.

In addition there will be increased departures each week to two of the home-based airline’s routes launched earlier this year. Having already witnessed high demand on its links to Liverpool and Nice, Wizz Air will be adding an additional weekly service to each route, meaning both will be operated thrice-weekly from next summer.

Commenting on the carrier’s latest route development, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, says: “Wizz Air continues to be an ever-growing airline at Budapest and these latest new destinations will see our largest airline partner directly connecting Hungary’s capital city to 58 cities. This continued commitment from Wizz Air is a reflection on the confidence everyone has for even more growth here at Budapest.”
Launching another recent resumption of seasonal services to Varna, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, welcomed Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Bulgaria’s seaside resort on 3 August. The ULCC has now announced it will be reinstating Budapest’s direct route to Hannover in S17.

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 »