Wizz Air to operate direct Glasgow-Budapest route

Tourists and residents mingle in Budapest's historic Hero's Square. Picture: AP

Tourists and residents mingle in Budapest's historic Hero's Square. Picture: AP

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WIZZ Air is to introduce a direct service connecting Glasgow and Budapest.

The low-cost airline announced it will operate twice weekly flights to the Hungarian capital from mid June.

A view of the Chain Bridge in Budapest. Picture: AP

A view of the Chain Bridge in Budapest. Picture: AP

It follows a media poll in Hungary which found strong demand for travel to Glasgow.

Wizz Air began operating from the airport in 2013 and currently runs services to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Katowice and Gdansk.

It will add flights to Lublin, also in Poland, from September.

Paul White, Glasgow Airport’s business development manager, said: “This is fantastic news for the airport.

An outside view of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest. Picture: AP

An outside view of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest. Picture: AP

“We are continually working to expand our route network and not only will Wizz Air’s new routes further strengthen our connectivity with Europe’s major cities, it has huge potential to generate significant inbound tourism for Glasgow.

“It is important for Glasgow to have regular, direct links with European markets.

“Budapest is one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations and will be a big draw for leisure travellers.”

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