Budapest Airport announces new Ryanair link to Ukraine

posted on 17th October 2019 by William Hayes
Budapest Airport announces new Ryanair link to Ukraine

Budapest Airport has announced the commencement of a new link to Kharkiv, Ukraine, with airline partner, Ryanair.

One month after announcing the Hungarian gateway’s first link to the second-largest city in the Eastern European country, the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) twice-weekly operation will launch as of January 2020.

“Just a few months ago we had two services to Ukraine, now within weeks we’re announcing our sixth destination in this increasingly popular region and it is great news that Ryanair will be strengthening our ever-growing ties with the country,” says Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport.

The start of Ryanair’s third Ukrainian link from Budapest – Kharkiv will join links to Lviv and Odesa – sees more than 125,000 seats to Ukraine available during Budapest’s summer seasonal schedule.

As the LCC now takes a 27% share of all weekly frequencies between the two countries, the airport can boast 26 links per week to Ukraine throughout S20. 

 “In the first half of this year the number of Ukrainian visitors reached 92000, which is 31% more than last year, and it’s always encouraging when an airline also recognises the demand and opportunity for further capacity on such markets,”  added Bogáts.