For the first time in its history, Milan Bergamo Airport has hit the 13 million passenger mark, setting a new record for annual passengers for the Italian gateway. Handling just one million passengers for the first time in 1999, today saw the airport celebrate the historic moment with the lucky 13-millionth passenger departing for Dheli via Rome.
Together with tour operator Robinson Tours, Budapest Airport will launch a new connection to Hainan Island’s Sanya next February. The leading Hungarian travel group will offer weekly flights to the Chinese city on SCAT Airlines’ subsidiary, Sunday Airlines’ 235-seat 757-200s. Complementing the Hungarian gateway’s existing portfolio to East Asia, the airport’s new airline partner will further strengthen Budapest’s Chinese connections as its link joins Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai and Xian.
Budapest Airport is significantly expanding its Chinese market with a planned new service from Hainan Airlines. Set to launch a twice-weekly operation between Hungary’s capital city and Chongqing, the Chinese carrier will utilise its two class B789 fleet on the 7,458-kilometre sector from 27 December 2019.
Budapest Airport’s launch of year-round service to Seoul Incheon with LOT Polish Airlines earlier this year significantly contributed to the Hungarian gateway’s Asia development. Today, just two months into the schedule, the airport celebrates the even stronger than expected demand to Seoul as the airline announces a frequency increase, operating four times weekly from next May.
All Nippon is to serve Milan Malpensa from Tokyo Haneda in S20, with Tokyo the number-one Asian destination from the Milan airport.
The launch of Budapest Airport’s link to Shanghai saw a major development for the gateway earlier this year. In partnership with China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines’ three times weekly service to China’s largest city meant the previously underserved Budapest-Asia market was significantly boosted, as well as making the region and beyond more accessible than ever.
Just a few days into the new season, Budapest Airport has already welcomed 11 new routes, with another four still to come. The last five days alone have seen the Hungarian gateway celebrate the commencement of Ryanair new services to Bordeaux, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Porto, Odesa, Tel Aviv and Toulouse.
Milan Bergamo is set to offer 10% more seats this coming season than in the previous winter. Launching four brand-new routes, in addition to 13 routes with commenced during S19, the Italian gateway will also see almost six extra flights offered per day from frequency increases on 14 routes.
Summer saw Budapest Airport stage its fourth international Trinity campaign, introducing the arrival of M&M’s’ latest limited edition, M&M’s Salted Caramel. The Hungarian gateway joined forces with its retail partners to unveil the new flavour of the famous M&M’s brand, giving passengers passing through the terminal a new taste experience.
Budapest Airport lines up its 12th new service for next summer, announcing Wizz Air’s latest addition to its fast-growing Ukraine network. Confirming the airport’s first link to Zaporizhia, this new destination further boosts Budapest’s quickly expanding network to Ukraine. And it further strengthens Hungary’s presence to the six busiest gateways of the Eastern European country.
Further enhancing its connections to Ukraine, Budapest Airport confirms the commencement of a new link to Kharkiv with airline partner, Ryanair. Just over a month after announcing the Hungarian gateway’s first link to the second-largest city in the Eastern European country, the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) twice-weekly operation will launch as of January 2020.
Showing the popularity of Cornwall across the UK, Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has confirmed that Loganair will start four routes from summer 2020. Loganair, the fast-growing regional airline, will join the expanding network of airlines serving CAN.