Traffic continues to rise at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport handled close to 11 million passengers during the first three quarters of 2023 to ensure that its traffic levels are just 10% below pre-COVID levels.

It is confident that the upward trajectory will continue this winter, which will see 36 airlines flying to 107 destinations.

Sunday, October 29, saw Ryanair start new services to Alicante (three times weekly), Birmingham (twice-weekly), and Tenerife (three times weekly).

The addition of the new routes means the low-cost carrier now connects Budapest to 46 destinations in the winter season, offering 1,172 departing flights.

Also adding numerous new services is the airport’s home-based airline, Wizz Air, which has begun operations to Cairo (three times weekly), Copenhagen (daily), Glasgow (twice-weekly), and Sharm El Sheikh (three times weekly). The new flights see the ultra-low-cost carrier offering almost 1.3 million one-way seats to 48 destinations this winter.

On top of these developments, a number of airlines have confirmed that they will continue to operate services to BUD throughout Winter 23/24. These include both Air China and Shanghai Airlines (Beijing, Chongqing, Ningbo and Shanghai).

As a result, the airport will witness a robust 37% increase in seats to East Asia when compared to 2019.

While Air Serbia, having launched a summer seasonal flight to Belgrade earlier in the year, and following the success of its return to the Hungarian market, has announced that it will add extra frequency on its service to the Serbian capital and will operate an 18-times weekly service over the winter.

“After the success of the summer season with the airport consistently welcoming over one million passengers every month since March, it is great to see many of our airline partners continuing to flourish in winter,” says Balázs Bogáts, CCO, Budapest Airport.

“We are always looking to build on our solid foundations and these new routes, frequency increases and continued services, clearly demonstrate our commitment to offer an ever-expanding selection of wonderful destinations with more choice and availability.”

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