Budapest, which is one of the largest cities in Central Europe, straddles the Danube River and is renowned for its architecture, rich history and culture. Wizz Air chose to add direct flights between the two cities following a poll carried out in the Hungarian media, with the majority of participants placing Glasgow at the top of their wish list.
Wizz Air first moved to Glasgow Airport in March 2013 and the addition of Budapest brings the total number of destinations it serves from Glasgow to six. It currently operates services to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Katowice and Gdansk.
Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “This is fantastic news for the airport. We are continually working to expand our route network and not only will Wizz Air’s new routes further strengthen our connectivity with Europe’s major cities, it has huge potential to generate significant in-bound tourism for Glasgow.
“It is important for Glasgow to have regular, direct links with European markets. Budapest is one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations and will be a big draw for leisure travellers.”
The next three months will see the launch of a further 13 new routes from Glasgow Airport including direct flights to Las Vegas, Munich, Prague and Bordeaux. On 30 May 2015, Canadian airline WestJet will launch daily, direct flights between Glasgow and Halifax, Nova Scotia.