« Back announces new summer 2011 route from Edinburgh to Budapest

26th August 2010, the airline with Friendly low fares has announced significant new investment in Edinburgh airport today with the launch of a new route to Budapest and additional flights to the popular holiday resort of Majorca. will be the only airline in Scotland to run flights to Budapest three times a week during peak season. Flights will begin in 21st April with fares starting from just £29.99 one-way including taxes.


Budapest is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, popular for its balance of new with old. An extensive World Heritage Site, culture galore sits alongside an active nightlife, spas and shopping, making it an affordable city break destination whatever your interests.

In addition to the new destination, to help cope with extra demand from Scottish holidaymakers, has increased its flights to Majorca from two per week to five per week during the summer season. Fares start from just £34.99 one-way including taxes.

The announcements come hot on the heels of the launch of’s new Edinburgh routes to Salzburg and Geneva for the 2010/2011 winter sports season and the addition of a fourth aircraft – a B737 – based at the airport.

Today’s announcements mean that now serves 15 destinations from Edinburgh. The new launches will grow capacity by 40 per cent in 2010 with 300,000 seats available across the year.

Philip Meeson, boss of said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the new route to Budapest from Edinburgh. With both and Jet2holidays now have a fantastic combination of sunshine, city break and winter flights and packages available from the airport. This means that our customers will be able to benefit from increased choice and flexibility in terms of holiday dates and budgets.

“We are also committed to going that extra mile in the service that we offer, with friendly flight times, a 22kg baggage allowance, allocated seating on all of our flights and a generous loyalty scheme, meaning that our customers can get more out of their holiday.”

Routes now served from Edinburgh are:
Budapest fm £29.99 one way inc. taxes
Chambery fm £29.99 one way inc. taxes
Dubrovnik fm £39.99 one way inc. taxes
Faro (The Algarve) fm £29.99 one way inc. taxes
Geneva fm £29.99 one way inc. taxes
Ibiza fm £39.99 one way inc. taxes
La Rochelle fm £34.99 one way inc. taxes
Menorca fm £39.99 one way inc. taxes
Murcia fm £34.99 one way inc. taxes
Olbia fm £39.99 one way inc. taxes
Majorca fm £34.99 one way inc. taxes
Prague fm £29.99 one way inc. taxes
Salzburg fm £39.99 one way inc. taxes
Toulouse fm £34.99 one way inc. taxes
Venice fm 34.99 one way inc. taxes

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