- 3 Apr 2012 9:00 AM
The new twice weekly flights from Budapest Airport to Leeds, Bradford will depart on Thursdays and Sundays. This is the third route Jet2.com operates from the airport and joins the existing regular flights to Edinburgh, and the daily schedule operating between Budapest and Manchester. The route, which will operate year round, has been launched following demand from the airline’s customers and follows the on-going success of the existing routes.
Kam Jandu, Director Aviation of Budapest airport commented: “We were delighted to welcome the first flight from Leeds Bradford to Budapest Airport. The flights ensure inbound passengers to Budapest can enjoy long weekends, whilst outbound passengers can visit the UK’s largest county, Yorkshire, through convenient and regular services.
As Leeds is also the largest media, financial and legal sector outside of London, business travellers have a much increased choice in terms of their arrival point into the UK. We look forward to supporting this much demanded route.”
Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet2.com and Managing Director of Jet2holidays, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer the people of Budapest another UK destination direct from their local airport. Based on the experience of our existing Budapest flights we anticipate that the route will be popular with tourists seeking to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer.”
Whilst the aircraft, a Boeing 737 offers an all economy cabin with up to 148 seats, there is the option to buy extra leg room on eight of the seats, and to select allocated seat numbers on ticket purchase. The airline also offers a generous luggage allowance of 22kg.
The starting fare is €48.49. "