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The new air route to Budapest, Hungary, will improve the connectivity of Gran Canaria with Eastern Europe and Asia.

Ryanair’s new weekly link from Gran Canaria to Budapest was the theme of a meeting that joined Antonio Morales, president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Inés Jiménez, president of the Tourist Board, and the Spanish ambassador to Hungary, José Ángel López.

The available seats for the inaugural flight of this new link sold out completely, and the airline is extremely optimistic, especially because the island has a strategic geographical position as a connection to Europe, America and Africa, and Hungary, on the other hand, also has a key location in the easternmost axis of Central Europe, thus offering Gran Canaria a huge projection in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.

According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, in 2015 more than 17 million Hungarians travelled abroad. Since this year they are seeking new destinations, this link may put the island on the holiday map of this emerging market.