Budapest International Airport serves as a hub for Wizz Air. The low cost airline is based at the airport grounds and has the largest fleet among all Hungarian carriers. Wizz Air connects Hungary’s busiest airport with major destinations within Europe. Barcelona, Brussels, London, Madrid, Malmo, Rome, Stockholm, and Warsaw are some of the major cities accessible via Wizz Air. The busy Hungarian airline also takes passengers to popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean region. Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, and Zakythos can be reached during seasonal flights offered by Wizz Air.
The second busiest carrier at Budapest International Airport is Ryanair. This Irish company is a low cost airline that connects Hungary’s capital city with more than 20 other European destinations. Ryanair offers direct flights to major U.K. destinations including Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport, London Stansted Airport, and Manchester Airport. This major Irish airline also links Budapest with the Irish capital city of Dublin. Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden are accessible via Ryanair service. Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland, also offers direct flights to Dublin. In fact, the Irish capital city is the only destination offered by Aer Lingus at Budapest.
The U.K. capital city, London, is accessible by two major British carriers. British Airways offers service to London Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. EasyJet takes passengers to London Gatwick Airport and London Luton Airport.
Budapest International Airport is well connected to important cities in Germany thanks to several major German airline companies. The flag carrier Lufthansa offers flights to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich. The low cost company Germanwings offers direct routes to Cologne and Stuttgart. Dresden is accessible via seasonal flights operated by OLT Express Germany.
Hungary’s largest city is linked to several important destinations in Switzerland thanks to the service of multiple Swiss airline companies. Sky Work Airlines provides trips to the city of Bern. The flag carrier Swiss International Airlines provides a direct route into Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. Swiss European Airlines also offers service into Zurich Airport.
There are only three non-European airline companies serving Budapest International Airport. The Egyptian capital city of Cairo is accessible via EgyptAir. The Israeli flag carrier El Al offers trips to Tel Aviv. Qatar Airways invites passengers to explore Doha.
Passengers should know that all airlines operate in Terminal 2 at Budapest International Airport. Section A and Section B are used for checking in, departing, and arriving flights.