Posted on: 10 November 2014 by Mark Howells
From next summer, Vueling is to have a presence at Budapest Airport once more with the resumption of its Barcelona service, while also launching flights to its new Rome base.
Both destinations will be served three-times a week from the beginning of the summer schedule, rising to four and five services per week at peak times.
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 significant 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 entirely 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."
“We are thrilled that Vueling has shown such confidence in Budapest Airport,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. “Vueling’s announcements are yet another major indication that the dual expansion of the Hungarian tourist market and improving economy offer continuous growth opportunities for airlines.