24-Apr-2012 10:59 AM

Budapest service launch 'most successful start-up ever' for Ryanair: CEO

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary stated (23-Apr-2012) the LCC's re-launch of services from Budapest Airport was "probably the most successful start-up ever for Ryanair”. The airline resumed services from Budapest on 17-Feb-2012, basing five Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport, operating to 30 destinations across Europe. The LCC will operate to 32 destinations from the airport in May-2012 with the launch of two new services: four times weekly Budapest-Dusseldorf Weeze service on 14-May-2012 followed by three times weekly Budapest-Billund service on 16-May-2012 - see Route Changes Table for more information. Mr O'Leary stated the airline's load factor in its first full month of operation, Mar-2012, was in the high 70% range and is expected to increase to between 82% and 83% in Apr-2012. [more - original PR]