Budapest Airport’s network boosts with Wizz Air

Taking its destination network from Budapest Airport to a total of 67, Wizz Air confirms the addition of a twice-weekly link to Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, alongside a significant frequency boost to the airport’s connection with Transylvania.

Following Wizz Air’s recently launched connection from Budapest Airport to Castellón, the home-based carrier has now announced another new destination – Kazan, Russia – from the Hungarian gateway, alongside a significant frequency increase of its established route to Târgu Mureș.

Less than a year after the recommencement of a direct service to Transylvania, Wizz Air has confirmed it will strengthen the airport’s link and increase its existing twice-weekly operation to daily.

As Budapest confirms the boost in frequency means it will offer close to 180,000 seats to Romania this winter, the airport also welcomes the news of an additional link to Russia – its third Russian destination – as Wizz Air’s service to Kazan joins operations to Moscow and St Petersburg. As of 30 October, Wizz Air will launch a twice-weekly flight to the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in the southwest of the transcontinental country. With a 40% share of flights and seats across routes from Budapest to Russia during W19/20, Wizz Air’s latest operation sees Hungary’s capital city airport offer 120,000 seats to the federation during the upcoming season.

Budapest Airport considers both route developments important milestones. Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport highlighted: “The Targu Mures flight shortens a six-hour drive to one hour, which is of key importance in strengthening relations between the Hungarians living in the Transylvania region and the mother country. The daily flight will provide fresh impetus in establishing closer business and cultural links, which Budapest Airport also supports. We are delighted with the launch of the new flight to Tatarstan as well, since Kazan has become the third Russian destination besides Moscow and Saint Petersburg which is accessible directly from Budapest, providing new opportunities in developing trade connections.”

  • 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 June 2019 has exceeded +9%.

 

Budapest Airport’s route development includes:

Already launched:

  • 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.

To launch:

  • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 2 September 2019;
  • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 2 September 2019;
  • flydubai daily service to Dubai, 1 October 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;
  • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Kazan, 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.

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