Budapest Airport broadens Ukrainian union

Announcing its 48th service with Ryanair, Budapest Airport confirms a twice-weekly link to Kharkiv, the north-eastern city of Ukraine, will join its network map as of January 2020.

Further enhancing its connections to Ukraine, Budapest Airport confirms the commencement of a new link to Kharkiv with airline partner, Ryanair. Just over a month after announcing the Hungarian gateway’s first link to the second-largest city in the Eastern European country, the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) twice-weekly operation will launch as of January 2020.

The start of Ryanair’s third Ukrainian link from Budapest – Kharkiv will join links to Lviv and Odesa – sees more than 125,000 seats to Ukraine available during Budapest’s summer seasonal schedule. As the LCC now takes a 27% share of all weekly frequencies between the two countries, the airport can boast 26 links per week to Ukraine throughout S20.

“Just a few months ago we had two services to Ukraine, now within weeks we’re announcing our sixth destination in this increasingly popular region and it is great news that Ryanair will be strengthening our ever-growing ties with the country,” says Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “In the first half of this year the number of Ukrainian visitors reached 92000, which is 31% more than last year, and it’s always encouraging when an airline also recognises the demand and opportunity for further capacity on such markets.”

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 September 2019 has exceeded +8%.
  • Budapest Airport’s route development includes:
    Already launched:

    • Shanghai Airlines three times weekly service to Shanghai Pudong, 3 June
    • Ryanair weekly service to Palma de Mallorca, 6 June 2019;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Castellón, 16 June 2019;
    • Air Serbia twice-weekly service to Nis, 1 August 2019;
    • Ryanair four times weekly service to Catania, 13 August 2019;
    • LOT Polish Airlines three times weekly to Seoul, 22 September 2019.
      To launch:
    • 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 Odesa, 29 October 2019;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Toulouse, 30 October 2019;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Kazan, 30 October 2019;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Odesa, 2 November 2019;
    • Jet2.com twice-weekly service to Birmingham, 8 November 2019;
    • Wizz Air three times weekly service to Edinburgh, 21 December 2019;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Prague, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Stuttgart, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 7 times weekly to Sofia, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 7 times weekly to Belgrade, 29 March 2020;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Lviv, 29 March 2020;
    • American Airlines four times weekly service to Chicago O’Hare, May 2020;
    • Wizz Air daily service to Brussels, starting S20;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Lviv, starting S20;
      Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Kharkiv, starting S20.

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