One of the notable new services is the direct flight between Shanghai and Budapest to be operated by Shanghai Airlines with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners three times a week, from June 7.
Compared with last year, the Toronto flight of Air Canada Rouge and the Philadelphia flight of American Airlines are returning earlier, and LOT’s year-round New York and Chicago flights are to be operated with their former frequencies again (weekly 4 and weekly 2, respectively).
Based on the plans for the summer schedule, double-digit growth appears to be slowing down at Budapest Airport.
According to the calculations of Budapest Airport, on the basis of the plans of airlines, 12 400 000 seats will be offered in the summer schedule until October. It can be projected from the average load factor of flights that a growth rate of around 7 % seems realistic. Budapest and Hungary continue to be an attractive tourist destination for foreigners, but the double-digit traffic growth of the last four years – which was way above the European average – seems to have lost its momentum.
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Source: Budapest Airport