Budapest Airport broke a new passengers record last year with close to 15 million passengers. The airport is investing in a new terminal and is upgrading facilities as it expects more intercontinental flights this summer.
Budapest is turning into one of Central Europe’s busiest airports as it welcomed 14.87 million passengers in 2018, almost 1.8 million more than in 2017. With a jump of 13.5 % in passengers, Budapest is the fastest growing airport in Central Europe.
BUDAPEST WILL ENJOY IN 2019 NEW CONNECTIONS WITH THE ADDITION OF DUBAI AND SHANGHAI
The rapid growth in traffic – the airport almost doubled its passengers total output since 2005- is due to the expansion of the network out of Budapest. In 2018, the Hungarian capital was connected to 134 destinations in 48 countries by 45 airlines. The intercontinental network is rapidly expanding. Last year, four new transatlantic ights were launched with LOT Polish Airlines flying to New York and Chicago, Air Canada to Toronto and American Airlines to Philadelphia. This year, Budapest will enjoy new connections to Asia. Low cost carrier Flydubai will launch a daily flight to Dubai in a Boeing 737 MAX 8 from June 27 while Shanghai Airlines will offer for the rst time three weekly frequencies between Budapest and Shanghai Pudong with a brand-new Boeing 787-9.
Among other routes to be launched are LOT Polish Airlines with flights to Brussels, Bucharest and London City; Jet2 to Birmingham; Laudamotion to Stuttgart; Ryanair to Bari, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Cork, Palma de Mallorca, Rimini, Sevilla, Thessaloniki and Toulouse; Transavia to Nantes and Wizz Air to London Gatwick and Castellon.
Budapest will enjoy in 2019 new connections with the addition of Dubai and Shanghai. To cope with further growth, Budapest airport is investing 700 million Euros, with a brand new terminal expected to be ready by 2024. Last year, a new pier was opened for non-Schengen traffic while two more passenger security lanes will be installed while lounges and passenger waiting areas are being enlarged before this summer season.
Hall 1.1 / Stand 204