Debrecen International Airport (DEB)

Debrecen

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Debrecen International Airport (DEB)

Debrecen Airport is the most important and busiest airport of Eastern Hungary, with the second largest volume of traffic in the country behind only Budapest Liszt Ferenc international airport. Debrecen Airport has undergone significant development since 2011. The volume of passengers, which was only around 10,000 per year before, has reached 180,000 by 2015, and is expected to reach 350,000 by 2016. The airport is located at a distance of 7 kilometers south from the center of Debrecen and 5 kilometers from the main railway station. In October 2015 Wizz Air opened a new route between Milan-Bergamo and Debrecen, and in December 2015 launched three new routes from Debrecen to the airports of Paris-Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, and Malmö, bringing the total number of flights between Debrecen (and thereby Eastern Hungary) and six, strategically important centers of economy and tourism in the European Union. Since December 16, 2015, Wizz Air has been using Debrecen Airport as a base for one Airbus A320 aircraft. Debrecen thus became the 22nd base of the airline and the second one in Hungary. From 11 April 2016 Lufhansa will launch a new route to Debrecen from the third biggest city in Germany, Munich, offering services between the two cities three times a week. In the summer season, there are also numerous charter operators flying from Debrecen Airport mainly to the Mediterranean, but charter flights also regularly arrive from Germany. Related to the earlier logistical developments, the airport’s new, three-story innovation and incubation center on a total area of 8,000 square meters is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, in which – in addition to office space – the new passenger terminal of the airport will also be located.