Ryanair launches more routes from new Budapest base
Ryanair continued expanding its new Budapest (BUD) base, on 21 February launching four new routes with its 189-seat 737-800s in addition to the 13 routes already launched the week prior. Flights to Milan Bergamo (BGY) are launched with the highest frequency at 10 flights a week, increasing to 11 weekly flights at the start of the summer season. The other three routes, to Brussels Charleroi (CRL), Paris Beauvais (BVA) and Rome Ciampino (CIA), are initially operated with daily frequencies, but the flights to the Belgian and Italian capitals increase to 13 and 10 weekly flights respectively for the summer scheduling season. Two of the four new routes face direct competition; Wizz Air competes with each daily flights to both Brussels Charleroi and Milan Bergamo. Further indirect competition comes from Brussels Airlines at Brussels Airport, Air France at Paris CDG, easyJet at Paris Orly and Wizz Air and Alitalia at Rome Fiumicino.