Budapest Airport – Keeping pole position in Europe

Budapest Airport, the capital city gateway of Hungary, is perfectly located as a gem of Central and Eastern Europe and among the most easily accessible areas in the region. Holding its position as one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, Budapest welcomed a robust average 14.5 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger traffic last year. Far outperforming the entire EU market average 7 per cent growth, the gateway experienced its third year of double digit passenger traffic growth and broke the 13 million passenger mark in 2017. Following on from the airport’s success, Kam Jandu, CCO at Budapest Airport, reveals the plans to ensure they remain one of the best connected, and top performing, in Europe.


HUNGARIAN HUB: Budapest has opened more than 50 new routes in the last two years

At the end of 2017, Budapest Airport offered more than 850 direct weekly flights to over 130 destinations on 44 carriers – the most the Hungarian gateway has ever had in its airline portfolio. To maintain and support our route development opportunities, Budapest has recognised that, while still needing to bring in new airlines and new routes, it is just as important to retain the number of destinations the airport has.

As an uncoordinated airport – any airline which satisfies all ICAO regulations are able to fly from Budapest as long as they have relevant permission – so we can be subjected to questions by our incumbent partners whenever a new entrant arrives, but we have incentives for all new services we attract, whether it be with current or new partners.

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