From Budapest to siestas in Seville
Budapest Airport has celebrated Ryanair’s inaugural flight to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Launching a twice-weekly service today, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier (LCC) is currently the only airline serving the 2,327-kilometre route and now offering eight Spanish destinations from the airport.
Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport says: “Ryanair’s new schedule gives our passengers the perfect opportunity for a long weekend break in one of Spain’s most historic and picturesque cities – one which still appreciates the pleasure of a siesta – while also opening the perfect connection for the residents of Seville to visit Budapest.”
The Spanish market from the Hungarian capital city saw a 25% increase in traffic last year, a significantly robust growth with continuing potential. “Ryanair has seen the opportunity in one of our largest country markets and it’s encouraging to watch the airline grow its footprint in our Spanish network,” adds Bogáts.
Notes to editors:
- Budapest Airport is the best airport in the Region, as recognised by Skytrax in six consecutive years from 2014 to 2019, based on passenger ratings. Budapest Airport has become the lead airport in terms of passenger growth and together with its airline partners is a key contributor to the development of tourism in Hungary and Budapest.
- Budapest Airport’s terminals are home to 44 airlines which transported 14.9 million passengers to 125 destinations in 45 countries in 2018 (13.5% growth rate in 2018 vs. 2017).
- Budapest Airport in 2018 handled 146.113 tons of cargo (15.9% growth rate vs. 2017)
- Monthly passenger traffic growth March 2019 has exceeded +5%.
Budapest Airport’s route development includes:
- LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to London City, 18 February 2019;
- Lauda twice-weekly service to Stuttgart, 28 February 2019;
- Wizz Air daily service to London Gatwick, 31 March 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly to Cork, 4 April 2019;
- Wizz Air four times weekly to Oslo, 5 April 2019;
- Transavia France twice-weekly to Nantes, 7 April 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Cagliari, 1 May 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Seville, 2 May 2019.
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Bari, 3 May 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Rimini, 3 May 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Thessaloniki, 4 May 2019;
- Shanghai Airlines three times weekly service to Shanghai Pudong, 3 June 2019;
- Ryanair weekly service to Palma de Mallorca, 6 June 2019;
- Wizz Air, twice-weekly service to Castellón, 16 June 2019;
- flydubai daily service to Dubai, 27 June 2019;
- LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 2 September 2019;
- LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 2 September 2019;
- Ryanair three times weekly service to Lisbon, 29 October 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Porto, 29 October 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Bordeaux, 29 October 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Toulouse, 30 October 2019;
- Jet2.com twice-weekly service to Birmingham, 8 November 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Catania, Winter 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Gothenburg, Winter 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Lappeenranta, Winter 2019;
- Ryanair three times weekly service to Luxembourg, Winter 2019;
- Ryanair twice-weekly service to Poznan, Winter 2019;
- Ryanair four times weekly service to Tel Aviv, Winter 2019.