CAN-BUD

China Southern Airlines commenced flights between its hub in Guangzhou and Budapest on Thursday 27 June. The 8,420-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the 787-9 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition between the two cities. Flight CZ649 departs Guangzhou at 00:55 local time, arriving in Budapest at 07:20 […]

July 2, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Wizz Air Vs Ryanair

Cirium data shows that Europe’s two large and fast-growing ULCCs, Ryanair and Wizz Air, collectively have 81 million seats in the all-important Q3 (July-September). The duo has added 26 million seats compared to Q3 2019 (+47%). The growth means that they now have more than one in five (22%) of Europe’s short-haul peak summer capacity, […]

PEK-MUC

Air China is one of 25 passenger airlines with non-stop flights between China and Europe this August, based on Cirium schedules information data. It has 125 weekly departures and 29.1% of the total, although they remain down by a quarter versus 2019. However, partly because it continues to overfly Russia rather than undertaking more costly […]

AirConnect - Budpaest Cake

Having operated a series of charter flights in S22, Romania’s AirConnect started its own scheduled services on 27 March. As they were expected to begin last summer, the delay meant the regional carrier performed many wet-lease flights for other operators. It has two ATR-72-600s but is also leasing in a Saab 340, with talk of […]

Bucharest Airport

Prior to the pandemic, Central Europe’s four busiest airports were Warsaw WAW (18.9 million passengers in 2019), Prague (17.8 million), Budapest (16.2 million) and Bucharest (14.7 million). According to ACI Europe figures they ranked 36th, 39th, 41st and 46th among all European airports. Three of them had grown by around 6% versus 2018, while Budapest […]