Budapest Airport has been declared the Overall Winner of the World Routes 2019 Marketing Awards in Adelaide, Australia. The Hungarian gateway beat off strong rivalry, not only in the highly competitive ‘4-20 million passengers’ category, but also from airports around the world to take the highest accolade at the event.
With the number of Korean visitors quadrupling over the last four years, Budapest Airport and LOT Polish Airlines worked closely together to launch yesterday’s new link between Hungary’s capital city and South Korea’s largest airport – Seoul Incheon. Welcoming over 100,000 visitors from Korea each year, Budapest celebrated the arrival of LOT’s three times weekly service. This latest expansion marks a significant development in the airport’s connections with the East.
Despite temperatures creeping into the high-30s, over 1,100 runners literally raced down Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L on Saturday to take part in the annual Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run. Now in its seventh year – a permanent fixture in many diaries – airlines, airports, and aviation enterprises from all over the world came together for the air transport industry’s annual charity race.
Milan Bergamo Airport yesterday welcomed British Airways’ high frequency service from London Gatwick. Becoming the only link from the south of England to the East Lombardy region of Milan the route has seen significant high-demand and already announced an increase from six times weekly to daily from December. As British Airways joins the airport’s roll call and becomes the gateway’s 20th carrier, Milan Bergamo celebrates the long-awaited inaugural flight from the UK’s largest full-service airline.
Just a week after the announcement that Odesa had joined Budapest Airport’s destination map, the airport can now confirm a second connection to the Ukrainian city, this one with Ryanair. Flights on the twice-weekly service are set to begin in November 2019 as part of the ultra-low-cost carrier’s expanded schedule which will total some 47 destinations from the Hungarian capital city this winter
Next summer, American Airlines will introduce four weekly flights from Budapest Airport to the US metropolitan city of Chicago at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Joining its regular link to Philadelphia, the carrier’s latest seasonal service to the Midwest will utilise the oneworld member’s Boeing 787-8’s with 20 Flagship Business class seats and 27 Premium Economy seats. Just two years after the resumption of the Hungarian gateway’s transatlantic connections, the new link will see Budapest witness an important boost to its US network.
Budapest Airport has announced a boost in the gateway’s capacity this winter to Edinburgh and Odesa, with the confirmation of Wizz Air’s latest new operations. As the homebased airline launches a three times weekly service to Scotland’s capital city, and a twice-weekly link to the Ukrainian city of Odesa, Budapest will be able to offer a daily flight to Edinburgh as Wizz Air joins Jet2.com and Ryanair on the route, while Odesa becomes a new destination on the airport’s route map.
Air Serbia has announced twice-weekly flights between Budapest Airport and the Serbian city of Nis. The flights will be operated from 1 August on Thursdays and Sundays by a 144-seat A319. This is the 12th new route from Nis in S19, thanks in part to a five-year Public Service Obligation (PSO) tender from the Serbian government, and the first between Budapest and Nis.
LOT Polish Airlines has announced year-round flights between Budapest Airport and Seoul Incheon. The route will be operated three times per week from 22nd September by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. With estimated market demand at over 100,000 passengers per annum, and the market between Hungary and Korea almost quadrupling over the past four years, the route will enable Budapest Airport to better serve customer’s needs.
Milan Bergamo Airport marks the double celebration of the welcome return of both Alitalia to its carrier roll call and Rome Fiumicino to the airport’s route network. Taking the number of domestic operations from the East Lombardy gateway to 16 during the summer season, the Italian legacy airline launched a high frequency link to the capital city at the weekend.
With over 6.4 million having already passed through the doors of Milan Bergamo Airport this year, a 5% year-on-year increase, 2019 seems set to beat 2018 as the most successful year in the airport’s history.
Following Wizz Air’s recently launched connection from Budapest Airport to Castellón, the home-based carrier has now announced another new destination – Kazan, Russia – from the Hungarian gateway, alongside a significant frequency increase of its established route to Târgu Mureș.