Budapest Airport’ s expectations for further development within 2017 continue with the welcome introduction of new airline partner Ukraine Worldwide Airlines. Launching a daily link to Kiev Boryspil on 15 June, using its fleet of two-class set up 737-800s, the Ukrainian flag provider will face no direct competitors on the 908-kilometre sector.
While the Hungarian gateway has not straight served Ukraine’ s largest airport terminal since 2012, Budapest experienced a substantial 24% jump in Ukrainian guests last year, recording more than 10, 500 indirect passengers from the Eastern Euro country. Arrival in the market gives Ukraine International an immediate 50% share of Ukrainian flights and seats through Budapest. With the restoration of the Kiev Boryspil link, the capital city airport terminal will now offer more than 2, five hundred weekly seats to the Ukraine, matching existing services to Kiev Zhulyany.
“ We are happy to welcome Ukraine International Airlines’ daily service which will enhance the selection for both Hungarian and Ukrainian travellers on the Kiev-Budapest route, ” said Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport. He added: “ Budapest and Kiev are wonderful destinations regarding city breaks, both capital metropolitan areas having rich cultural heritage. Whilst travellers from the Ukraine can benefit through more than 110 destinations available in the route network, Hungarian travellers are now able to transfer from Kiev to Bangkok, Amman, Tehran, Almaty, as well as achieving Odessa, Lviv and Kharkiv, during the domestic network of Ukraine Worldwide Airlines. ”