June 21, 2016: Budapest Airport, the Hungarian gateway, has welcomed its latest new airline partner, celebrating the inaugural flight of Bulgaria Air’s four times weekly direct connection to Sofia.
The airport already exceeded four million passengers in 2016 and is showing early signs of surpassing latest forecasts predicting 11.1 million passengers by year-end.
Launching the operation with a variety of equipment, primarily flown by its 108-seat E190, Bulgaria Air will offer 432 weekly seats to Bulgaria’s capital city, adding to Wizz Air and Travel Services Hungary’s connections to Bourgas.
Budapest recorded 20,000 indirect passengers from Sofia last year, and as the largest city in Bulgaria, the capital is the hub of business and culture, making it an ideal destination for leisure and business passengers alike.
Balázs Bogáts, head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, said, “The indirect passenger numbers from 2015 indicate high demand for Bulgaria Air’s service.”
Bulgaria Air’s link to Sofia gives the national flag carrier 31 percent of all scheduled seats from Budapest to Bulgaria.
Photo: Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, met Bulgaria Air’s inaugural flight from Sofia on June 20, 2016.