BUDAPEST, Hungary – Having already added an exceptional 16 new destinations so far in 2016, Budapest Airport has today further expanded its route network by welcoming the arrival of a direct link to Africa’s largest nation in relation to land size, Algeria. The Hungarian gateway, which continues to record an average 10% passenger traffic growth per year, celebrated the commencement of the service with Air Algérie.
Utilising its fleet of 737-600s, the national airline of Algeria will face no direct competition on the 1,777-kilometre sector. With the addition of the twice-weekly link to Algiers, the Central Eastern European airport will now offer more than 1,000 weekly seats to four of North Africa’s airports, complementing existing services to Hurghada, Monastir and Cairo.
Welcoming Air Algérie’s inaugural flight, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport said: “It’s always a great pleasure to welcome a new airline partner, especially one which adds such an attractive destination to our route network. Air Algérie’s service further enhances our links to North Africa, and the carrier re-joins us during another year which sees us continuing to outperform most European markets.”