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Airport World provides a snapshot of the latest route development news from Kraków, Dublin, London Gatwick and Budapest airports.
Big summer for Kraków Airport
Kraków AirportТs summer timetable is its busiest ever with 33 new services including Dubrovnik and Zadar in Croatia, Bordeaux and Nice in France, Reykjavik in Iceland and Bucharest in Romania.
Ryanair and Wizz Air provide 11 and 18 of the new services respectively while LOT will increase the frequency of its Chicago route to three flights per week.
The airportТs USD 264 million master plan includes a number of key projects that are designed to help establish Kraków as a Уcentral communication portФ and PolandТs largest regional gateway by 2036.
Kraków AirportТs carefully phased development programme includes plans for a new runway, extensions to the existing passenger terminal, the addition of a bigger and more modern cargo terminal and expansion of the apron to ensure that it is equipped to handle up to 12mppa.
A total of 6.7 million passengers (+16%) passed through the airport in 2018 with London, Warsaw and Frankfurt proving the most popular routes in terms of passenger numbers.
Studies conducted by operator, Krakow-Balice International Airport Ltd, predict that by 2036 the airport will primarily be handling regional O&D services to Europe operated by aircraft such as the B737 and the A320.
Dublin Airport is also set to enjoy its busiest ever summer with a total of 23 new routes and four new airlines ensuring that an extra 1.3 million seats have been added across its route network.
Four new airlines Ц airBaltic, Great Dane Airlines, SunExpress and TAP Air Portugal Ц are joining Dublin AirportТs growing list of airline customers while six long-haul routes and 17 short-haul destinations are being added to Dublin AirportТs flight schedule this summer.
Of the six new long-haul routes, Hainan Airlines, Norwegian and WestJet have already launched new services to Shenzhen, Hamilton and Halifax respectively. American Airlines will launch a new service to Dallas-Fort Worth in June and Aer Lingus will operate flights to Minneapolis-St Paul from July.
Total capacity on existing short-haul routes is set to increase by 6% with almost 1.2 million additional seats this summer.
Dublin Airport managing director, Vincent Harrison, says: УWe have a fantastic range of new destinations for passengers to choose from this summer connecting Dublin Airport to even more locations across Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.
УAdditional capacity and frequency have also been added on over 70 existing routes giving our customers much greater choice, flexibility and more options, whether they are travelling for business or leisure purposes this summer season.Ф
The peak summer months will see nine airlines flying 464 flights per week to and from 18 destinations in the US and six destinations in Canada, which equates to an average of 66 daily flights to and from North America.
GatwickТs US connectivity growing
London GatwickТs US connectivity is set to grow with the news that Delta Air Lines plans launching services to Boston and New York-JFK from the summer of 2020.
The new services, which will be in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, signal DeltaТs return to Gatwick for first time in eight years and mean that between them the carriers will offer up to 18 daily flights between the UK and Boston and New York-JFK.
The new flights will complement Virgin AtlanticТs existing network from London Gatwick to Florida and the Caribbean, where they currently operate up to 33 flights per week to eight destinations.
BudapestТs efforts recognised by Routes award
Home based carrier, Wizz Air, has launched services to London Gatwick and Oslo while the airportТs long-haul network will be boosted by the June 7 commencement of three weekly B787-9 flights to Shanghai operated by Shanghai Airlines.
The airportТs highly successful efforts to attract new services led to it experiencing double delight at the recent Routes Europe 2019 Marketing Awards, winning the 4-20mppa category and beating off every other European airport to be declared overall winner of the highly regarded awards.
УWe work as a fantastic team and the relationships we build with our clients are what really matter and are at the core of everything we do,Ф said the airportТs CCO, Kam Jandu.
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