Articles Tagged ‘Hungary’
Budapest Airport traffic up 15% during H1 2018; on course for 15 million passengers this year; data shows it’s time for more long-haul
Budapest Airport has encountered phenomenal growth in recent years, with annual traffic growing 54% between 2013 and 2017. Jonathan Ford investigates the developments of the Hungarian capital airport in recent years, which new carriers have joined the airport’s roll call, and where the airport ranks in Europe.
Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair
We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.
Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market
Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.
Debrecen Airport becomes Wizz Air base #22; six destinations now served including London Luton with daily flights
Wizz Air started three new routes to Belgium, France and Sweden from its newest base in Hungary last week. It now offers 21 weekly flights across six destinations. We have pictures of the celebrations.
Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy
Arguably Europe’s most European airlines with aircraft and crews based in 12 different countries, Ryanair is also the leading airline in several unexpected markets. In which country markets is it #1 and what share of the total market does it have? In which EU country does it have more than 50% of the market?
Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its ‘home’ markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland
Wizz Air’s fleet will reach 40 aircraft this summer but how are they distributed across the airline’s 15 bases? Which country markets are the most popular from the bases and how much competition does the airline face from easyJet and Ryanair in its ‘home’ markets?
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?
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 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
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 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?
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?