Budapest Airport celebrates LOT’s lucky 13
Budapest Airport and the Hungarian market have witnessed unwavering commitment from LOT Polish Airlines, seeing the flag carrier launch its 12th and 13th routes from Hungary’s capital city at the weekend. Increasing the number of new destinations on the airport’s own route map, the Polish airline began weekly services to Dubrovnik and Varna.
Budapest’s highest unserved market in Croatia – Dubrovnik has been a desired destination for the gateway for more than a decade. LOT’s new link offers long-awaited flight access to one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Adriatic Sea.
Demonstrating a steady year-on-year increase of indirect passengers, LOT will be serving another of Budapest’s largest unserved markets, this time in Bulgaria. Launching the airport’s second link to the Bulgarian seaside, the carrier will utilise its new E195s to link the airport to Varna – known as the coastal capital of Bulgaria.
“LOT’s partnership with Budapest Airport continues to drive forward and our dedicated work with the airline has come to fruition,” said Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “Both new destinations and schedules are perfect for week long holidays to the idyllic coastal resorts and welcome returns to our route map,” added Bogáts.
- 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:
- Already launched:
- Wizz Air twice-weekly service to Abu Dhabi, 1 July 2020;
- LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Dubrovnik, 4 July 2020;
- LOT Polish Airlines weekly service to Varna, 4 July 2020.
- To launch:
- Wizz Air twice-weekly to Santorini, 15 July 2020;
- Wizz Air twice-weekly to Menorca, 18 July 2020;
- Wizz Air twice-weekly to Mykonos, 1 August 2020.