Budapest Airport welcomes winning winter

Ryanair starts Toulouse to Budapest and is the only operator on this route

Just a few days into the new season, Budapest Airport has already welcomed 11 new routes, with another four still to come. The last five days alone have seen the Hungarian gateway celebrate the commencement of Ryanair new services to Bordeaux, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Porto, Odesa, Tel Aviv and Toulouse.   

In addition to the Ryanair’s new operations on existing routes, the Irish airline has added three new destinations to Budapest’s route map and faces no competition on its flights to Lappeenranta, Luxembourg, Poznan and Toulouse. Early next year Ryanair will complement the capital city airport’s network to Ukraine with a new link to Kharkiv, while home-based Wizz Air adds Kazan to airport’s growing number of Russian destinations.

Later in the season Jet2.com will begin a twice-weekly service to Birmingham, adding over 17,000 more seats to the Budapest-UK market in W19/20. Additionally, Wizz Air will be further enhancing the airport’s UK links as the low-cost carrier launches its three times weekly connection to Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, an increase in frequencies sees Budapest record growth on numerous successful existing routes:

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.

New route? New airline? Email us! Let's all celebrate your new routes. Please send photos and route details to James Davis, anna.aero's Assistant Editor. Contact James.

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