easyJet boosts Budapest Airport’s UK network

Budapest Airport is enhancing its capacity to the United Kingdom this winter as easyJet confirms it will introduce London Southend and Manchester to its Hungarian network.

Launching on 2 and 5 November respectively, both routes will see twice-weekly departures on Mondays and Fridays.

This follows the recent announcements of Wizz Air’s expansion to the UK with a link to Doncaster Sheffield from Budapest, as well as confirmation that LOT Polish Airlines will serve London City.

The airport said that as a direct result of easyJet’s latest commitment to Budapest, weekly capacity to Manchester will be enhanced by 20% this winter, with the airline’s planned twice-weekly service complementing the existing operations flown by Ryanair and Jet2.com.

easyJet’s new route to Southend will offer passengers more choice, adding to Flybe’s existing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays schedule.

“It is great that easyJet is enhancing its Budapest network and tripling its route count to the UK with these routes to London Southend and Manchester, highlighting how important the UK market is for Hungarian passengers as well as the popularity of Budapest as a European city break for British nationals,” comments Balázs Bogáts, head of airline development, Budapest Airport. “This expansion by easyJet means that this winter it will offer 10 routes from Budapest to destinations across the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.”

Overall this winter Budapest will be connected to 15 destinations across the UK.

Written by: Kimberley Young

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