Articles Tagged ‘Budapest’

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]

Just a week after Malev's demise, many airlines have already responded with new Budapest services

Just a week after Malev’s demise, many airlines have already responded with new Budapest services

Just one week after Malev ceased operating we’ve compiled a list of some 44 new services that have already been announced. This includes 26 by Ryanair which at present are still not 100% confirmed. But which other carriers have stepped up and which country markets look set to benefit most?

Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?

Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?

This morning’s announcement that Malév ceased operations leads us to analyse how a Malév sized ‘hole’ at Budapest Airport might be filled. Which destinations did Malév have a monopoly on? What proportion of the airline’s capacity did that represent, and which carriers might be interested in taking over these routes?


Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary – the award-winning interview

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary – the award-winning interview

anna.aero’s Editor unexpectedly got the chance to have a one-on-one chat in Budapest with Ryanair’s flamboyant CEO. So we gave him an award in recognition of his airline’s contribution to new route development, and in return he gave us some insight into Ryanair’s current network strategy, the impact of volatile fuel prices, and why the […]

Ryanair returns to Budapest with five routes for summer; wants additional incentive to grow network further

Ryanair returns to Budapest with five routes for summer; wants additional incentive to grow network further

According to Ryanair their relationship with some airports is a bit like a marriage. You fall out, you make up. Budapest would appear to have ‘kissed and made up’ as Ryanair returns after an 18 month hiatus. Three of the five new routes are to the UK but how has the UK – Hungary market […]

Wizz Air operates 100 flights a week from Budapest, less than a fifth of Malev; Dortmund replaces Weeze

Wizz Air operates 100 flights a week from Budapest, less than a fifth of Malev; Dortmund replaces Weeze

How has Wizz Air’s network from its home base in Budapest developed since it launched services in 2004? How many destinations will it serve this summer, at what frequency, and facing what competition? Which are the airline’s newest route, and which routes have been tried and abandoned over the years?


Budapest attracts American to serve New York JFK; KLM and Qatar Airways also new, but Ryanair quits

Budapest attracts American to serve New York JFK; KLM and Qatar Airways also new, but Ryanair quits

Budapest gets a second US carrier from next April and will also welcome Qatar Airways and welcome back KLM. But which are the leading airlines at the airport and which non-local carrier operates more weekly flights than Wizz Air? And which three destinations is the airport about to lose as Ryanair terminates flights?

New routes within Ireland, to Syria and out of Budapest

New routes within Ireland, to Syria and out of Budapest

Despite the fall out from the Icelandic volcano eruption airlines continued to announce new routes during the last week. We take a closer look at announcements from flydubai, Manx2.com and Wizz Air.

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?


Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines operates a number of international routes but to where? Who does it partner with to help provide feed? How fast is the airline growing and which are its main bases across China?

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?

London Luton Wizz Air’s busiest airport; 26 A320s split across 11 Central European bases

Airline AnalysisWizz Air now operates almost 150 routes but how many are operated daily? Which are its busiest bases and from which country does it operate twice as many flights as any other?