Ryanair have just announced eight new routes for Budapest, including Bournemouth and Shannon, in their summer 2022 schedule valid from 27 March. In a press conference at the Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel, Ryanair Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, presented the budget carrier as ‘Budapest’s biggest airline’, pointing out direct comparisons with the nearest competitors. Eight Ryanair planes will be based here, including two Boeing 737 8-200 ‘Gamechangers’, with less impact on the environment.

Describing Ryanair’s new routes as a ‘$800 million investment in Budapest’, directly creating 240 new jobs, indirectly 4,000, Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, celebrated the tenth anniversary of Ryanair having a base in the Hungarian capital by announcing eight new routes for summer 2022.

The new destinations are Bournemouth, Shannon, Turin, Cologne, Stockholm Arlanda, Kraków, Riga and Kaunas. In all, more than 500 Ryanair flights a week will be serving Budapest from late March onwards.

McGuinness also announced a lightning Ryanair sale until this Sunday, 27 February, with fares from €19.99/7,199 forints.

Demand creates traffic

While Ryanair have signed long-term agreements with key hubs London StanstedBrussels-Charleroi and Bergamo until 2028-31, McGuinness would not be drawn on any specific arrangement with Budapest, only to underline that demand is the main motivation behind this latest announcement.

The Director of Commercial also pointed out that staff and aircraft remained in place here in Budapest during the pandemic, in preparation for a quick rebound. Eight planes will be based here, including two new Boeing 737 8-200 ‘Gamechangers’, which burn 16% less fuel and generate 40% fewer noise emissions.

For tickets and details of new flights, see the Ryanair website.