Ryanair to suspend services from Budapest due to airport charges
Ryanair reportedly announced plans to suspend services from Hungary’s Budapest Ferihegy International Airport on 31-Oct-1010, after the airport refused requests to lower its charges for the carrier (Portfolio.hu, 29-Apr-2010). The carrier stated that if the airport reduces the charges, it will launch 25 new routes from Budapest. Ryanair has been operating from the airport since 2007.
Ryanair: “In order to lower prices for passengers, airports also need to lower their rates, especially such expensive airports as Prague, Warsaw or Budapest. Ryanair would have expanded the portfolio of Budapest Airport by 25 new routes that are not yet on its itinerary or would be strategically important for Budapest and Hungary’s tourism,” László Tamás, Sales & Marketing Manager for UK & Ireland. Source: Portfolio.hu, 29-Apr-2010.