Wizz Air expands Budapest Airport’s Greek reach
As the start of the summer holidays approach, Hungary’s capital city airport remains focused on offering a wide variety of destinations and has confirmed another popular Greek resort will join its route map during S20. Joining the recent addition of Santorini with Wizz Air, the airport has announced its home-based airline will commence services to Mykonos from 1 August 2020.
As the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) records a 9% year-on-year increase in seats between the two countries, Wizz Air will offer 161,000 seats between Budapest and Greece this year. Becoming the ULCC’s eighth Greek destination from the Hungarian gateway, Wizz Air faces no competition on the new route. Operating a twice-weekly service to the island in the Aegean Sea, the airport joins the ultra-low-cost airline’s growing Greek network with Budapest among the first to offer Wizz Air’s new connection.
As Mykonos becomes the latest unserved destination to be added to Budapest’s growing network, the launch of Wizz Air’s new service will see the airport offering 10 Greek destinations this coming season.
“Wizz Air is our number one provider of flights to the stunning Greek islands, so to announce two new links to Greece in a short space of time is recognition of the continued demand – not only to resume connectivity to many popular resorts but to add variety for all our passengers,” says Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “The health and safety of our customers and staff remains our priority, ensuring everyone can still enjoy their well-deserved holidays and breaks.”
Notes for Editors
- Budapest Airport is the best airport in the Region, as recognised by Skytrax in seven consecutive years from 2014 to 2020, 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.
- Budapest Airport’s route development:
- To launch:
- o Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Abu Dhabi, 1 July 2020;
- o LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Dubrovnik, 4 July 2020;
- o LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Varna, 4 July 2020.
- o Wizz Air twice-weekly to Santorini, 15 July 2020;
- o Wizz Air twice-weekly to Menorca, 18 July 2020;
- o Wizz Air twice-weekly to Mykonos, 1 August 2020.