As Budapest Airport continues to intensify and strengthen its solid route network, with a storming average +16% monthly growth so far this year, the Hungarian gateway is already concentrating on its relentless expansion for 2016. Maintaining its progression, the capital city airport has announced a significant frequency increase with British Airways, which will mean an extra 60,000 passengers next year.
With an additional fourth daily flight to British Airways’ long established daily connection to London Heathrow, the national flag carrier’s increased service will offer improved connections
from 3 May to numerous long-haul flights including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Montréal, as well as new connectivity to Hong Kong, Sydney and Cape Town.
Directly serving 36 country markets, the additional operations will firmly establish the UK as the largest country market flown from Budapest, with almost 14% of weekly seats. Having recorded a significant 21% jump in UK visitors this year, the London market is also the largest city pair from Budapest at more than double the size of second-placed Paris.
Commenting on the frequency increase, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport said: “This latest announcement for the airport is a clear demonstration of our commitment to bring more choice and availability to our customers. The frequency increase enhances our reputation as an excellent gateway and a tremendous link to further global destinations. This is superb news and yet another indication of our growing status.”
Announcing yet another two new links, the Hungarian capital city airport has confirmed that Ryanair will be adding a weekly service to the airline’s newest base in Corfu. Commencing the route on 28 April 2016, the low-cost carrier has significantly broadened its S16 schedule from Budapest, now offering 18 routes in total. While home-based carrier Wizz Air will be relaunching flights to Heydar Aliyev from 27 March, the twice weekly service will see a welcome return of direct connections from Hungary to Baku.
Significant new routes and frequency increases
Airline Destination New route Frequency/Capacity Increase
British Airway London Heathrow 3 daily to 4 daily
Emirates Dubai A330 to B777
Ryanair (new) Corfu Weekly
Ryanair (new) Malaga 2 weekly
Ryanair (new) Malta 2 weekly
Transavia Rotterdam 6 weekly to 11 weekly
LOT Polish Warsaw 24 weekly to 26 weekly
Wizz Air Gothenburg 3 weekly to 4 weekly in peak
Wizz Air Malta 2 weekly to 3 weekly off-peak
Wizz Air Heydar Aliyev 2 weekly