On 16 January at 22:45, the first flight to Budapest was operated from Kharkiv International Airport. The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has opened a new destination for Kharkiv. Flights to the capital of Hungary will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays, with a flight time of 2 hours and 10 minutes. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage charge starts at EUR 17.17 or UAH 459(the price is valid at the time of publication).

‘Ryanair is pleased to officially launch our first ever Kharkiv route to Budapest, which will operate twice weekly as part of our Winter and Summer 2020 schedules. To celebrate we are releasing seats on sale from Kharkiv from only €16.99 for travel until the end of April, which are available for booking until midnight Saturday (18 Jan). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out,’ said Olga Pawlonka, International PR & Communications Manager CEE & Balkans, Ryanair.

‘One of the priorities for Kharkiv airport is to open new flights to the capitals and major cities of Europe. And we are glad that one of our main partners, Ryanair, has connected Eastern Ukraine with the capital of another country, Hungary. From now on, Kharkiv residents and guests will be able to travel to Budapest at affordable prices,’ said Vladyslav Ilyin,Commercial Director for Aviation Activities of Kharkiv International Airport.

Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline in Europe. Ryanair operates more than 2000 routes between 239 airports in 40 countries. The carrier began to partner with Kharkiv airport at the end of March 2019. In June, it launched the Kharkiv–Krakow connection. In October—flights to Vilnius and Poznan. On 29 March 2020, it will open the Kharkiv–Warsaw (Modlin) route. Modlin Airport is located 49 kilometres from Warsaw; flights from Kharkiv will be operated twice a week—on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Please be reminded that on 1 June 2020, flights to Budapest will also be launched by Wizz Air. Since then, Kharkiv residents will be able to fly to the capital of Hungary four times a week.

Till midnight (24:00) on 18 January, the tickets to Budapest can be purchased at a special price of EUR 16.99 (UAH 455).