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Vueling will offer direct connection Bilbao – Budapest

Mairenis Gomez

June 15, 2024 | 12:00 pm

Starting in December, the airline will offer a direct connection between Bilbao and Budapest

The city of Bilbao and the province of Bizkaia are about to experience a significant change in their air connectivity. Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline, has added a new destination to its network of direct flights from Bilbao Airport, Budapest, the capital of Hungary. This new connection promises to facilitate travel between both cities, offering a comfortable and direct option for residents and visitors of Bizkaia.

Bilbao-Budapest: a new air route for December

The news of this new direct connection has pleasantly surprised the people of Biscay. Although until now, European destinations with direct flights from Bilbao are numerous, Budapest was not among them. This deficiency will be corrected starting in December, when Vueling begins to operate direct flights to Budapest from Bilbao Airport. Tickets for this route are available exclusively through the Vueling mobile application, as they have not yet been uploaded to the airline's website.

The dates available to fly are December 5, 8, 21, 25 and 28. Prices vary significantly, with the cheapest flight scheduled for Sunday, December 8 at a cost of 51,99 euros, while the most expensive day will be December 5, with a price of 115,99 euros. This price range offers affordable options for those who want to take advantage of this new connection during the Christmas holidays.

An opportunity to evaluate demand and expand supply

In addition, these initial flights could be a pilot test to evaluate demand for the Bilbao-Budapest route. If the results are positive, Vueling is likely to consider expanding this connection for the 2025 summer season. This would not only increase travel options for Biscayans, but could also attract more Hungarian tourists to the region, thus benefiting the local tourism sector.

This new route is even part of a broader strategy by Vueling and other airlines to diversify and expand their destinations from Bilbao Airport. Volotea, for example, has announced that it will maintain its winter connections with Marrakech, Florence, Porto and Alicante. This underlines the growing interest in improving Bilbao's connectivity with important European cities, offering more options and flexibility to travelers.

A significant improvement for Bizkaia's connectivity

The addition of Budapest to the list of direct destinations from Bilbao is very welcome news. It not only facilitates travel to one of the most beautiful and culturally rich capitals in Europe, but also reinforces Bilbao's position as an important air transport hub in northern Spain. This new Vueling service is a reflection of the dynamism and growth of the airline sector in Bizkaia, and promises to be the beginning of a new era of connectivity for the people of Biscay.

Without a doubt, with the opening of this new route, residents of Bilbao and Bizkaia will have the opportunity to explore Budapest in an easier and more accessible way.. Known for its impressive historic buildings, vibrant nightlife and relaxing thermal baths, this city offers a unique experience that will now be just a direct flight away. Thus, the connectivity between Bilbao and Budapest not only strengthens the ties between these two cities, but also opens new opportunities for tourism, business and cultural exchange.

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