Eastern European destinations are booming

© Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

© Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

Whether it’s Prague, Krakow, Bucharest, Budapest, Tuzla, Rzeszów, Podgorica or Timioara: The destinations in eastern Europe serviced by the Berlin airports are experiencing a boom unrivalled by almost any other region in the world.

Destinations and flight frequencies have risen sharply in recent years, along with the number of passengers, with year-on-year traveler figures to Romania up by 95.2 percent in 2016, by 84.4 percent to Latvia and by 447 percent to Slovakia. Bulgaria (55.5 percent) and Croatia (41.1 percent) are also enjoying unprecedented popularity.

Ryanair launched services to Niš in Serbia and Podgorica in Montenegro in 2016, to name just two. This year, Wizz Air introduced flights to Lviv in Ukraine, while S7 added St. Petersburg in Russia to its portfolio of destinations and UTair commenced services to Moscow-Vnukovo, also in Russia.