Budapest Airport welcomes growing passenger numbers and new routes

As passenger figures at Budapest Airport begin to grow week by week, the airline development team have reason to celebrate and declare that the Hungarian gateway is more than ready to welcome an increasing number of flights and travellers. Currently, with 16 airlines offering seats to 92 destinations, Budapest is experiencing an accelerated re-growth of passenger traffic.

In addition to the return of many established routes, Hungary’s capital city marks the arrival of two new connections with Wizz Air. Previously unserved, this week sees the home-based carrier launch twice-weekly operations to the classic holiday resorts of Menorca and Santorini, seeing the airline now serve 10 Spanish airports and nine Greek airports from Budapest.

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:
    • 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;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly to Santorini, 15 July 2020
    • To launch:
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly to Menorca, 18 July 2020;
    • Wizz Air twice-weekly to Mykonos, 1 August 2020.


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