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Congratulations to the Liszt Ferenc Airport for winning the Best Airport in Eastern Europe award at the World Airport Awards. Sorry, there are no pictures from the awards red carpet runway and no gossip about those there or what designer gowns were being shown off. I am wondering who won for the best airport in Central Europe!

Vueling Airline is returning to Budapest with direct flights to Rome reestablishing their Barcelona flights; both routes will be four times a week. Ryanair is adding Athens to its Budapest route system making this the 15th route it flies from Budapest.

WizzAir is not going to be outdone. This budget service started new services to Lisbon in March and will follow with Maastricht on May 15; Hurghada, Egypt May16, and Alghero, Sardinia, Italy June 16. 

More good news for Spain lovers is that Iberia Express, the budget branch of Iberia will have seven flights a week to Madrid. 

The airport transferred 9.15 million passengers, increasing last year’s numbers by 7.5% from last year. New or returning airlines are Vueling (Spanish), Air Serbia, Pegasus Airlines (Turkish), Emirates and Transavia (French).

Finally, North America is back in the picture, but it is not with one of the major US airlines. Air Transat will fly to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and then continuing to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. For now, this is only a weekly service. Get ready for the June 16th kick-off. Air Transat is a Montréal based airline. 

Happy Travels!