flydubai to launch Dubai-Budapest route

posted on 19th December 2018 by Justin Burns

flydubai will start a new daily Boeing 737 MAX 8 route on 27 June 2019 from Dubai to Budapest Airport – adding 62,000 seats to the Budapest market next year.

flydubai senior vice president for commercial operations and e-commerce, Jeyhun Efendi said: “Budapest is an important centre for commerce, trade and industry and is an incredibly popular leisure destination, especially during the summer.

“Making Budapest more accessible to travellers looking for new places to explore will undoubtedly stimulate traffic flows and tourism. This new route also provides those in Hungary with the opportunity to explore Dubai and beyond on our network.”

The airport’s head of airline development, Balázs Bogáts said adding to Emirates’ existing daily lunchtime service, flydubai’s operation will give Hungarian travellers an evening departure option to Dubai, allowing for more seamless connections to major cities throughout Asia, Africa and Australia.

He added: “Over 260,000 passengers travelled between Budapest and Dubai in 2017, while for the first nine months of 2018 just shy of 200,000 passengers have flown the route. These numbers show how important connectivity to this hub is for our passengers, so we’re thrilled that flydubai is adding more capacity.”

flydubai services will operate in codeshare with Emirates.The new route will result in seat capacity to Dubai increasing by 24% in 2019.