Budapest boosts Spanish seats with Wizz Air

Having welcomed Castellón just last June, Budapest Airport today announces Santander will join Wizz Air’s Budapest-Spain market in S20.

Budapest Airport has announced a new route to the Spanish city of Santander with its home-based carrier Wizz Air. Launching the 1,846-kilometre sector with the low-cost carrier (LCC) on 2 June, the twice-weekly service becomes the airline’s 70th destination served from the Hungarian gateway.

Providing Budapest’s passengers with an ideal short-break option to the medieval port, Wizz Air’s new link will boost the airline’s presence in the Budapest-Spain market. The LCC will have close to 54% share of all Spanish flights and seats from Hungary’s capital city during S20.

“Wizz Air continue to support our growth and recognises Spain as a key market for Budapest,” says Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “The city of Santander is a renowned tourist resort in demand from Hungarian travellers, while we continue to welcome an ever-growing number of Spanish visitors each year. This new link will enhance choice for passengers from both countries.”

Santander becomes Wizz Air’s ninth Spanish service from Budapest, joining existing links to Alicante, Barcelona, Castellón, Ibiza, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife South. As the LCC expands its route map from the airport, the new link also further consolidates the country’s position as Budapest’s fourth largest market served, offering 12,786 weekly seats to Spain this summer.

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 54 airlines which transported 16.2 million passengers to 156 destinations in 53 countries in 2019 (8.8% growth rate in 2019 vs. 2018).
  • Budapest Airport in 2019 handled 135.521 tons of cargo.
  • Monthly passenger traffic growth December 2019 has exceeded +8%.
  • Budapest Airport’s route development includes:
    Already launched:

    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Kharkiv, 16 January 2020.

    To launch:

    • Sunday Airlines weekly service to Sanya, 23 February 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Prague, 27 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines seven times weekly to Belgrade, 27 March 2020;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Zaporizhia, 29 March 2020;
    • Wizz Air daily service to Paris Orly, 29 March 2020;
    • Ryanair twice-weekly service to Lviv, 29 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 30 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 30 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Stuttgart, 30 March 2020;
    • LOT Polish Airlines seven times weekly to Sofia, 30 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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