Budapest Airport expands Moscow connections

Having already launched an incredible 30 new routes this year – an additional two still to commence – Budapest Airport isn’t stopping there, confirming its first direct link to Zhukovsky. Continuously expanding its route network in the last few weeks of 2019, the Hungarian gateway will commence a three times weekly operation to South East Moscow with new airline partner Ural Airlines later this month.

Utilising the Russian airlines’ two-class A320s, the airport’s third direct link to Russia’s capital city will launch on 28 December. Facing no direct competition, Ural’s new service joins Sheremetyevo (Aeroflot) and Vnukovo (Wizz Air) seeing Budapest offer more than 4,700 weekly seats to the cosmopolitan region.

“The demand for further connections to Moscow has been evident for some time, last year alone saw us handling close to 400,000 passengers from the capital city market,” explains Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “We welcome Ural Airlines to our portfolio, and the fact that our passengers will be able to benefit from the carrier’s important new link – avoiding the need for connections and enjoying non-stop service to a principal destination, for both business and leisure travellers,” added Bogáts.

Joining the airport’s established links to Kazan and St. Petersburg, Ural Airlines’ new link will see Russia enter Budapest’s top ten country markets served, becoming ninth and knocking Israel off its spot.

Budapest Airport has announced its 33rd new route of the year will be Ural Airlines three times weekly service to Zhukovsky, the Hungarian gateway’s third direct link to Moscow.

Notes for 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 November 2019 has exceeded +14%.
  • Budapest Airport’s route development includes:

Already launched:

  • Shanghai Airlines three times weekly service to Shanghai Pudong, 3 June 2019;
  • 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.

To launch:

  • Wizz Air three times weekly service to Edinburgh, 21 December 2019;
  • Hainan Airlines twice-weekly service to Chongqing, 27 December 2019;
  • Ural Airlines three times weekly service to Zhukovsky, 28 December 2019;
  • Shanghai Airlines twice-weekly service to Xi’an, 30 December 2019;
  • Shanghai Airlines three times weekly service to Chengdu, 31 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 Varna, 7 June 2020.

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