Budapest Airport set for Sanya with Sunday Airlines

From Hungary to the Hawaii of the East: together with tour operator Robinson Tours, Budapest Airport launch SCAT Airline’s subsidiary, Sunday Airlines’ new connection to Hainan Island’s Sanya next February.

Together with tour operator Robinson Tours, Budapest Airport will launch a new connection to Hainan Island’s Sanya next February. The leading Hungarian travel group will offer weekly flights to the Chinese city on SCAT Airlines’ subsidiary, Sunday Airlines’ 235-seat 757-200s. Complementing the Hungarian gateway’s existing portfolio to East Asia, the airport’s new airline partner will further strengthen Budapest’s Chinese connections as its link joins Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai and Xian.

“We’ve invested heavily in our Chinese bonds these last few years, not only ensuring improvements in our services to the country but also improving the customer experience for our Chinese visitors,” explains Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport. “With our closely-held partner Robinson Tours we welcome Sunday Airlines, as well as a new key Chinese destination, further supporting our goal to develop links between Central Eastern Europe and Asia. Tour operators play a significant part in the development of our airport and thanks to their commitment we know our passengers are well cared for at every point of their journey.”

Billed as the ‘Hawaii of the East’, the new Sunday Airlines route will bring Sanya’s miles of coastline and tropical climate within reach of Hungarian travellers. Robinson Tours will fly a triangular route, briefly stopping in Taraz, Kazakhstan, before heading on to the must-see destination at the southern-most end of China’s Hainan Island.

“This flight offers a great opportunity for passengers to enjoy the summer all year in a safe and pleasant environment where tourists can choose from lots of quality hotels,” comments Aron Jakocs, Managing Director, Robinson Tours.

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;
    • Hainan Airlines twice-weekly service to Chongqing, 27 December 2019;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Kharkiv, 16 January 2020;
    • Sunday Airlines weekly service to Sanya, 23 February 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 Verona, 7 June 2020.

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