Hungarians have enjoyed an increasing number of direct flights from Budapest to various cities, and Chicago is just the latest. American Airlines will be offering a direct flight between Budapest and the Windy City this year, with flights by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft running four times a week from May 4 to October 25.
Of course, this will facilitate Hungary’s booming tourism industry, making travel far easier for those looking to visit Budapest, the “Jewel of Central Europe,” and the numerous, beautiful regions of Hungary. It will also be easier for visitors to travel on to other cities and countries in the area.
LOT Polish Airlines had the same Budapest-Chicago flight up until the end of October last year. American Airlines will thus fill the gap after its successful seasonal offering of Budapest- Philadelphia. For its part, LOT will further expand its direct flights from Budapest, including to Prague, Stuttgart, Dubrovnik and Varna.
Wizz Air will be initiating flights to Ukraine, covering the cities of Kharkov, Lviv and Zaporizhia, starting in March; Zaporizhia is an important industrial center. Ryanair has joined in as well, with two new direct flights to Kharkov and Lviv planned, from January 16 and March 29 respectively. Daily flights by Wizz Air to Brussels will commence in June.
In other news, the main airport of Hungary’s neighbor, Austria, has also garnered an increase in interest, with low-cost Laudamotion announcing 17 new destinations from the Austrian capital of Vienna. Wizz Air will expand its flights from Vienna as well, and Austrian Airlines will launch direct flights from Vienna to Boston four times a week starting in March, increasing to six weekly flights in April.