Aviation Week - David Casey

22 April 2024

Budapest Airport (BUD) is welcoming 16 new routes during the summer 2024 season, as well as substantial frequency increases on dozens of existing services.

Speaking at Routes Europe 2024, Máté Ritter, BUD head of airline development, told Routes that the airport has managed to maintain its growth trajectory despite ongoing challenges in the aviation industry, including aircraft delivery delays, engine-related groundings and geopolitical issues.

BUD handled 14.7 million passengers in 2023, marking a return to 91% of pre-pandemic levels. Nonstop scheduled capacity expanded by more than 30% to key global markets, including China, the Middle East and North Africa.

[Read more: Budapest Buoyed By China Growth, Targets North America Return | Aviation Week Network]

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