Budapest Airport gains Nis connection with Air Serbia

Air Serbia has announced twice-weekly flights between Budapest Airport and the Serbian city of Nis. The flights will be operated from 1 August on Thursdays and Sundays by a 144-seat A319. This is the 12th new route from Nis in S19, thanks in part to a five-year Public Service Obligation (PSO) tender from the Serbian government, and the first between Budapest and Nis. 

Budapest has seen a near 20% annual increase in departing seat capacity to Serbia in S19 compared with the previous year, with three airlines – Air Serbia, Belavia and Wizz Air – now operating to the three Serbian cities of Belgrade, Nis (from 1 August) and Pristina. 142 destinations are now connected to Hungary’s capital city, building upon the success of recent years and establishing Budapest as the Central European gateway.

Regarding the announcement, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport said: “This is fantastic news for Budapest and our customers, continuing the strong growth that we’ve seen so far this season. We now offer over 18,000 seats this summer to Serbia, a record for us as Air Serbia and Nis join the ranks as both a new airline and city for Budapest.

  • 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;
  • Air Serbia twice-weekly service to Nis, 1 August 2019.

To launch:

  • Ryanair four times weekly service to Catania, 13 August 2019;
  • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 2 September 2019;
  • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 2 September 2019;
  • Ryanair four times weekly service to Tel Aviv, 27 October 2019;
  • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Lappeenranta, 27 October 2019;
  • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Poznan, 28 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 Gothenburg, 29 October 2019;
  • Ryanair three times weekly service to Luxembourg, 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.

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