Budapest Airport announces yet more new routes as Vueling resumes Barcelona and launches Rome
Posted: 10 November 2014 | Budapest Airport
Budapest Airport’s non-stop route network expansion continues with the announcement that Vueling will return with a resumption of its Barcelona service next summer, while it will also be launching an important link to its new Rome base aimed at business users…
Budapest Airport’s non-stop route network expansion continues with the announcement that Vueling will return with a resumption of its Barcelona service next summer, while it will also be launching an important link to its new Rome base aimed at business users. Both destinations will be served three – times per week from the beginning of the summer schedule, rising to four and five service s per week at peak times.
Vueling’s Budapest services to its recently – established base in Rome will b e a significant addition to this competitive route which is already served by Alitalia (10 times weekly) and home – based carrier Wizz Air (daily), giving Hungarian and Italian travellers optimal choice.
Commenting on the strategic meaning of the Budapest – Rome link, Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling, said: “Budapest is a perfect addition to Vueling’s fast – growing new Rome base. Vueling faces si gnificant competition on this route giving consumers in both capital cities even more choice. But we feel that, in addition to value, there is a very strong demand by the business community for a particular high quality product and service level. Vueling e ntirely meets those expectations, as does Budapest with its modern facilities and high quality airport shopping experiences. I think Vueling’s Rome base and Budapest are very well matched and that this new route has all the chemistry of a great market – maker.”
Budapest Airport first welcomed Vueling as a new airline partner earlier this year with the commencement of its Barcelona services, which operated for three months during the summer 2014 season. Following the success of the route to the Catalonian cap ital, Vueling will restart the service on 27 March, as well as offering additional flights to both Barcelona and Rome during the 2014 Christmas season.
“We are thrilled that Vueling has shown such confidence in Budapest Airport,” commented Jost Lammers CEO , Budapest Airport. “Vueling’s announcement s are yet another major indication that the dual expansion of the Hungarian tourist market and improving economy offer continuous gr owth opportunities for airlines.”