Here is the list of destinations in Europe and the Middle East where you can travel by plane from the international airports of Budapest and Debrecen, for less than EUR 10.
We reported before that the Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, offers tickets for only EUR 9.99 to Aqaba, Jordan’s only port located on the shore of the Red Sea. However, there are some more options you can choose from in that price category and okosutas.hu collected them in an article.
They said that Wizz Air has been keeping the base ticket fee at EUR 15 for months, provided you have a club card. However, now you can book several flights for a lower price, only 10 EUR. That is because they would like to fill the planes. Therefore, they needed to lower their prices, the Hungarian travel website argues.
Cutting back the frequency on various directions and even cancelling some flights for January and February was not enough in that respect, okosutas.hu added. Therefore, they reduced their ticket price to the “absolute minimum”.
Interestingly, Wizz Air’s forint-euro currency exchange rate is quite bad for the passengers. They do so at a 424 level even though currently the rate is around 400. However, a flight price of EUR 10, even if that costs HUF 4,240, is still advantageous.
From Budapest, you may travel to Tirana (Albania), Brussels Charleroi, Saloniki (Greece), Amman (Jordan), Podgorica (Montenegro), Birmingham (UK), Edinburgh (UK), Catania (Sicily, Italy), Napoli (Italy), Rome, Targu Mures (Transylvania, Romania), Göteborg, Malmö, Stockholm-Skavsta (Skavsta) in Sweden and Skopje (Macedonia). From Debrecen, you can reach Paris-Beauvais and Larnaka (Cyprus) for that reduced price.
That means the Hungarian low-cost airline pays more departure tax to the Hungarian government than the ticket costs. The so-called excess profits tax the Orbán administration introduced after the general elections is EUR 10 per ticket.
For 15 EUR, you can also reach multiple destinations from Nizza (France) to Porto in Portugal. The cheap tickets can be booked until mid-March or Easter. However, after that, the increase is significant in the prices. Okosutas.hu promised a similar list of cheap flights of Ryanair from Hungary in a future article.