Jet2 is to start a new service to Budapest Airport from Birmingham Airport next year – adding to UK routes the airline operates on the sector from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.
The low-cost carrier will start flights from 8 November 2019 and it is part of airline’s additional commitment to increase winter flights on its existing four routes for the winter 2019/20. It will offer 30 per cent more capacity from Budapest next winter, with 110,000 seats.
Jet2 services to Birmingham will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays using the airline’s 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.
While more than 49,000 passengers travelled between Birmingham and Budapest last year courtesy of Wizz Air’s existing service, over 36,000 people have flown between the two cities during the first nine months of 2018.
Over 406,000 people flew between Budapest and non-London airports in the UK during the period from January to September, up 11.7 per cent versus the same months of 2017.
Along with Jet2, Wizz Air will initiate a three times weekly link to Doncaster Sheffield from 28 October, while easyJet will add flights to Manchester and London Southend from November.
On top of this, LOT Polish Airlines will initiate a 12 times weekly service to London City in February, meaning all six London airports will be served from Budapest in 2019.