Budapest Airport adds a LOT more to route map

LOT Polish Airlines announces its link between Budapest Airport and Seoul Incheon – launched in September – will become four times weekly as of next May, as well as new services to Dubrovnik and Varna. “…meeting with the clear progression of Budapest,” said Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport speaking at today’s press conference.

Budapest Airport’s launch of year-round service to Seoul Incheon with LOT Polish Airlines earlier this year significantly contributed to the Hungarian gateway’s Asia development. Today, just two months into the schedule, the airport celebrates the even stronger than expected demand to Seoul as the airline announces a frequency increase, operating four times weekly from next May.

Having witnessed close a to 40% increase in the Incheon-Budapest market since 2016, some 67,000 passengers flew from the Korean capital last year to Hungary’s capital. With a clear need for a non-stop link, the rapid frequency increase more than proves the high demand on the growing market.

Commenting on the frequency increase at today’s press conference, Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport said: “The success and continuous growth of our Asian network gives us even more opportunity to open up Budapest to the world. The additional capacity on the Seoul service clearly shows the progression and growth of our networks.” He added: “While also announcing two more new links for S20, LOT’s continuous confidence in our market is helping us witness another great year for Budapest.”

Alongside the frequency increase announcement, Budapest has also confirmed the announcement of LOT’s 12th and 13th new routes, due to commencement S20. Increasing the destinations on the airport’s own route map, the Polish airline will launch weekly services to Dubrovnik and Varna from 7 June 2020. Facing no competition on either of these services, LOT’s partnership with Budapest Airport continues to drive forward.

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 October 2019 has exceeded +9%.
  • 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.
    • 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

    Already launched:

    • Wizz Air three times weekly service to Edinburgh, 21 December 2019;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Kharkiv, 16 January 2020;
    • 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;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Zaporizhia, 29 March 2020;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Lviv, 29 March 2020;
    • American Airlines four times weekly service to Chicago O’Hare, 4 May 2020;
    • Wizz Air daily service to Brussels, 1 June 2020;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Kharkiv, 1 June 2020;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Lviv, 3 June 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Dubrovnik, 7 June 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Varna, 7 June 2020.

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