Budapest Airport wins World Route Award | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

A sign reading "Hello Hungary" at the Liszt Ferenc international Airport in Budapest. Image: AFP/Attila Kisbenedek via AFP Relaxnews

Budapest Airport has been named the overall winner at the World Routes Awards 2019, which recognizes excellence and innovation in air service and route development.

A sign reading “Hello Hungary” at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest. Image: AFP/Attila Kisbenedek via AFP Relaxnews

Over the last four years, the airport increased its passenger numbers by double digits: In 2018 alone, passenger numbers rose 14% to 14.9 million. Likewise, 34 new routes have been announced or launched out of the Hungarian hub so far, including the addition of non-stop service to Shanghai, China — a sign of rising interest in Budapest as a travel destination and increasing mobile travelers out of Hungary.

With the addition of seven new airlines and another 6% spike in passenger traffic in 2018, Singapore Changi Airport collected the award for best airport in the over-50-million-passenger category. Last year, total passenger traffic hit 65.6 million, marking a year-on-year rise of 5.5%.

Other winners include Tourism Ireland, which recorded its best tourism year in 2018, thanks to aggressive marketing campaigns that resulted in a 5% spike in visitor numbers, and 70 million euros (almost $77 million, about P4 billion) in economic activity, and Vueling, a Spanish low-cost carrier that has experienced 10 years of consecutive growth. RGA/NVG


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