Posted on: 23 October 2018 by Kimberley Young
Budapest Airport is seeing an expansion to its route network for 2019 with a new airline partner, Laudamotion.
The low-fare airline is set to add to Budapest’s S19 schedule with a twice-weekly link to Stuttgart operated with its A320s.
Laudamotion’s new service will join the existing connection to the German city offered by Eurowings. Germany is Budapest Airport’s largest country market and the addition of Laudamotion’s operations will see the airport offer more than 120 weekly services to the country.
“Before we’ve even launched the 2018-19 winter season it’s fantastic to see next summer’s schedule already expanding significantly, not just with new routes but new airline partners too,” said Balázs Bogáts, head of airline development, Budapest Airport.
Bogáts added: “Following the airline’s route launches in the leisure network, we’re really happy to be one of Laudamotion’s first chosen city destinations. With 27% of the 200,000 Hungarians living in Germany residing in the Baden-Württemberg region, and sizeable demand for business traffic between the two cities, the boost in connections is sure to prove popular among our passengers.”
After recording another month of double-digit passenger traffic growth, the airport is expected to pass 14 million annual passengers, with estimates now closer to 15 million for 2018.