Budapest Airport welcomes the return of route from Leeds Bradford: Offers more choice from the UK to Hungary than any other airline.

Thursday 18th July 2013

 Budapest Airport announces that will reinstate its direct twice weekly service from Leeds Bradford Airport effective April 2014 making it the only airline operating the route to the Central European hub. already serves Budapest from Edinburgh, Manchester and East Midlands Airports and the addition of Leeds Bradford means that it will now offer more choice of UK departure airport direct to the Hungarian capital than any other airline.'s low fares from Leeds Bradford to Hungary are now available for immediate booking through to November 2014 at Lead in fares on the new route start at £40 each way including allocated seating, 22kg baggage allowance and all taxes.

Business and leisure customers travelling to Budapest from Yorkshire and the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield will benefit greatly from the closer proximity and added convenience. Kam Jandu, Director of Aviation at Budapest Airport adds: "We are delighted to welcome back on the Leeds Bradford route. As the only direct connection to the important Yorkshire area, we have no doubt that the route will be very successful for both inbound and outbound travellers."

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of, said: "We are pleased to announce the return of flights to Leeds Bradford - a popular destination amongst our loyal Hungarian customers. Leeds Bradford is a gateway to the biggest region in the UK, Yorkshire - which hosts Tour de France's Le Grand Depart in 2014. I'm confident this addition to our growing Budapest programme is going to be yet another roaring success."

About Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport Zrt. operates Budapest Airport. This is privately owned with German company HOCHTIEF AirPort, one of the world's biggest independent airport managers holding a 49.67% stake, together with a further four financial investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal holding a 18.17% stake; Malton Investment Pte Ltd. holding a 18.17% stake; Aero Investment S.á.r.l. holding a 10% stake and KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt holding a 4% stake.

Budapest Airport aims to be the best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and has been recognised for their development projects, customer services approach and marketing activities.


• is a British airline with eight UK bases.

• flights offer low fares, Friendly service, allocated seating and a 22kg baggage allowance.

•Flights from Budapest to Edinburgh are exclusively available with and operate three times a week.

•Flights from Budapest to Manchester operate four times a week up until May 2014 when the frequency increases to six flights each week.

•Flights to East Midlands (Nottingham, Leicester, Derby) commence in November 2013 with two flights each week - exclusively available with

•Flights to Leeds Bradford (Yorkshire) commence April 2014 with two flights each week - exclusively available with

• has scooped a number of prestigious awards including: Group Travel Awards 2012 - Best Airline for Groups, Globe Travel Awards 2012 - Best Short Haul Airline, Scottish Passenger Agents' Association (SPAA) Awards 2011 - Best Low-cost Airline, Telegraph Travel Awards 2011 - Runner Up Best Short Haul Airline, 2010 British Travel Awards for Best Trade Booking Website (Flights) - Bronze Award.  It was also named Best Airline for Mainline Spain, Balearics and the Canaries by Which?

• is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, an aviation services and distribution group, which has 30 years' commercial aviation experience.

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