Cutting the cake in the Hungarian capital are: Budapest Airport CCO, Kam Jandu; Iberia’s Head of Sales, Celia Muñoz; and his Excellency, José Ángel López Jorrín, Spanish Ambassador. The route will face direct competition from Ryanair and Wizz Air.
- Iberia launched three new services this week from its hub in Madrid (MAD), the first to Budapest (BUD) on 2 June. The new seasonal 1,971-kilometre sector will initially operate four times a week, increasing to six times weekly on 3 July, and run until the 22 October. Commenting at a ceremony to mark the event, Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport CCO, said: “I am so pleased that Spain’s national carrier has joined the Madrid route. The airport looks forward to working with Iberia this summer, in a year that is already promising extensive further growth for us.” The airline will face direct competition on the city pair, in the form of Wizz Air (daily) and Ryanair (five times weekly). The oneworld member also introduced a new thrice-weekly service to Verona (VRN) on 2 June. The 1,292-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. The final destination launched this week was Catania (CTA) on 6 June. The 1,638-kilometre route will face direct competition from Ryanair and Norwegian, who operate twice-weekly and weekly services respectively. All of Iberia’s new destinations will be operated using a mixture of the airline’s A319s and A320s. See how Budapest Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.