Ryanair announced its summer 2023 schedule with 56 routes to/from Budapest. As Budapest’s biggest and lowest fare airline, Ryanair will base eight aircraft in Budapest for Summer ’23 – an USD 800 million investment creating over 250 high paid jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers. In addition, they will operate on a new route, connecting Budapest to Belfast.
Ryanair’s Budapest 2023 schedule will deliver 8 based aircraft with USD 800 million investment, one new route to Belfast, 56 routes and 500 weekly flights. In addition, passengers can expect increased frequency on 15 other routes, including Berlin, Corfu, Rome and Copenhagen. Ryanair is supporting over 250 highly paid pilot and cabin crew jobs. With 500 weekly flights to/from Budapest in summer 2023, Ryanair is offering its customers in Budapest the widest choice and the lowest fares when booking their summer getaways. Budapest citizens/visitors can now book a well-deserved summer break to exciting destinations such as Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Thessaloniki and many more popular hotspots on Ryanair.com.
This unrivalled schedule is underpinned by Ryanair’s USD 22 billion investment in new eco efficient aircraft that burn 16 percent less fuel, cuts noise by 40 percent and carry 4 percent more passengers, with two of its eight Budapest aircraft being new “gamechangers”. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary emhasised the importance of investing in new greener aircraft.
Ryanair welcomes the Hungarian government’s support in opposing the proposed local municipal tax that would see passengers at Budapest unfairly double taxed, and jeopardise growth and jobs at Budapest Airport. As Europe recovers post Covid-19, it is essential that countries like Hungary maintain competitive low-cost access for low-fare airlines like Ryanair which can deliver much needed tourism and employment recovery post Covid-19. According to Michael O’Leary, the eco tax does not work for a country like Hungary. He would scrap both the municipal and the eco tax.
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said at the press conference in Budapest: “As Budapest’s No. 1 airline, we are pleased to announce our Summer 2023 schedule that sees Ryanair carry more passengers than any other airline at Budapest and open one new route to Belfast. To support our operations, Ryanair will base 8 aircraft in Budapest in Summer ’23, representing an USD 800 million investment as we deliver more traffic and lower fares than any other airline in Budapest. As Ryanair grows and invests in Budapest, we welcome the Hungarian Govt’s support in opposing the proposed crazy municipal tax that would see inbound passengers double taxed and jeopardise Budapest’s tourism and jobs recovery, especially at a time when countries need to stimulate tourism growth. We look forward to welcoming millions of Hungarian customers/visitors onboard Ryanair’s low fare flights to/from Budapest this Summer.”
Although now there is only one new route, when asked about possible new destinations, the Ryanair CEO said he would like to link Budapest to Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. However, this will only happen if he can come to an agreement with the goverment regarding the eco tax.