Celebrating its first route launch of the year, Budapest Airport marked the moment it became connected to all London airports when it welcomed LOT Polish Airlines’ new link to London City today.
This latest expansion significantly makes the Hungarian gateway only the fourth European capital city to have direct access to all six London airports.
Following LOT’s confirmation last week that it will station an E195 at the airport from 2 September, allowing for new multi-daily services to Brussels and Bucharest to be launched, the Star Alliance carrier’s latest link joins successful services to New York JFK, Chicago O’Hare and Kraków.
Budapest Airport welcomed more than 14.8 million passengers in 2018, flying on the airport’s services to 134 destinations across 48 countries. Monthly passenger traffic growth January 2019 has exceeded +5%.
Budapest Airport’s route development includes:
o LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to London City, 18 February 2019.
o Laudamotion twice-weekly service to Stuttgart, 28 February 2019; o Wizz Air daily service to London Gatwick, 31 March 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly to Cork, 4 April 2019; o Wizz Air four times weekly to Oslo, 5 April 2019; o Transavia France twice-weekly to Nantes, 7 April 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly service to Cagliari, 1 May 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly service to Seville, 2 May 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly service to Bari, 3 May 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly service to Rimini, 3 May 2019; o Ryanair twice-weekly service to Thessaloniki, 4 May 2019; o flydubai daily service to Dubai, 27 June 2019; o LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Brussels, 2 September 2019; o LOT Polish Airlines 12 times weekly to Bucharest, 2 September 2019;
o Jet2.com twice-weekly service to Birmingham, 8 November 2019.