Hungarian LCC Wizz Air has confirmed it will launch flights from Budapest to Birmingham on 15 September.
The announcement of the twice-weekly service follows news that UK visitors to Hungary jumped 32% during Q1, which is traditionally low season for the destination.
Budapest Airport has revealed it expects to serve more than 330,000 British visitors this year, making the UK the second largest country served by the airport. With the addition of the Birmingham link, the airport will now offer more than 100 weekly services to eight UK airports.
Commenting on the announcement at this week’s 136th IATA Slot Conference in Vancouver, Balázs Bogáts, head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport said: “Since Ryanair ended its service in 2012, we’ve been working hard to restore our direct link with Birmingham Airport. We served almost 10,000 indirect passengers from Birmingham last year, and with an expected overall potential market for the direct link forecast to be some 31,000 passengers.”