Continuing to experience a strong acceleration in passenger traffic – recording a robust 17% increase in Q1 – Budapest Airport has welcomed its latest new link by celebrating the inaugural flight of LOT Polish Airlines’ service to Kraków. Ahead of launching the first of its new US routes tomorrow, the Star Alliance carrier commenced its connection to Poland’s second-largest city utilising its Q400s.
Facing no competition on the airport pair, LOT’s six times weekly Kraków operation joins its existing 33 times weekly service to Warsaw Chopin, further established Poland’s position as Budapest’s 15th largest country market. With a 72% share of all weekly scheduled flights from Hungary’s capital city airport to Poland, over 120,000 one-way seats will be available from Budapest to the Eastern European country this summer.
“Our partnership with LOT Polish Airlines has strengthened immensely over the past 12 months so it’s great to launch another high-demand route with our valued partner,” enthuses Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport. “With a potential market of more than 30,000 passengers, we are extremely expectant of great success on this route, a destination our passengers have told us has been high on their wish list for some time,” added Jandu.