An outstanding 19. 2% increase in traveler traffic in December alone saw Budapest Airport continue its record-breaking tendency, with the Hungarian gateway welcoming eleven. 4 million passengers by the end associated with 2016 – a figure no time before reached at the airport. With 6 months of the year breaking the one mil passenger barrier, Budapest celebrated twenty three new routes in 2016, which includes 16 new destinations, meaning an overall total of 43 airlines connected the particular airport to 111 destinations throughout 38 countries last year.
Hungary’ s capital city airport terminal has grown a remarkable 25% in the last 2 yrs and is forecasting another healthy 12 months ahead having already announced eleven new routes, as well as the arrival associated with another new airline partner, Flybe. Operated by Stobart Air, the particular carrier will boost Budapest’ h links to London, commencing the particular airport’ s fifth link to the united kingdom capital city in May.
Wizz Air continues to support the introduction of its home-base, confirming the addition of 9 new services during S17 that will see Budapest’ s largest company operate 54 non-stop destinations through the capital city airport this year. In the meantime, the return of TAP England with a daily service to Lisbon and easyJet’ s three times every week link to Amsterdam, will meet substantial consumer demand on both these locations from Hungary.
Brand new airlines and routes
Airline Destination Starting Date Every week frequency
easyJet Amsterdam 6 February 3
Wizz Air Faro 1 April two
Wizz Air Skopje two April 2
Wizz Atmosphere Podgorica 3 April 2
Wizz Air Tirana 5 Apr 2
Wizz Air Sarajevo 5 April 2
Wizz Air Pristina 7 April two
Wizz Air Hannover ten April 4
Wizz Atmosphere Bergen 10 April 2
Wizz Air Lamezia Terme twelve April 2
Flybe (new) London Southend 4 May 3 or more
TAP Portugal Lisbon one July 7
To meet the needs of Budapest’ s continuous path network expansion, the airport will be investing approximately € 180 mil into its infrastructure. Over the following three years the gateway will see numerous developments including a new Pier, abfertigung extensions, parking upgrades and a brand new airport hotel. Having also shut a successful year in cargo functions, with an annual growth of 23% exceeding 112, 000 tonnes associated with cargo in 2016, the airport terminal is expanding to meet the improving demand with an additional cargo fatal set to open in 2018.
Looking to the year ahead, Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport mentioned: “ We welcomed over one particular million more passengers last year compared to we did in 2015, a remarkable 11% year-on-year increase, making all of us one of the fastest growing capital air-ports in Europe at this time. ” This individual added: “ We start 2017 with solid foundations which we all fully expect to build upon, not just with infrastructure developments but also additional expansion of our route network, making sure we remain the best in the region. ”