Looking to Travel to Eastern Europe? Check Out These Budget Airlines

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Eastern Europe is a part of the world that is gaining more and more interest as visitors begin to realize all of the marvels that this underrated part of the continent holds. One of the small nuisances that can make travel to this region difficult is the perceived lack of air service on budget airlines to the region’s cities.

However, don’t lose hope! Here are some budget airlines that you should check out if you are looking to plan a trip to Eastern Europe.

Wizz Air

Wizz Air, a Hungary-based company, is arguably the biggest player in budget flights in Eastern Europe. Servicing Hungary, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, the Balkans, and the Baltic States with flights from the rest of the continent, Wizz Air is a great choice.


Smartwings is a Prague-based airline that is expanding rapidly and beginning to service lots of Eastern Europe. It has especially good routes to the Balkan states, servicing Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania, and Montenegro.


SkyUp has only been around since March 2018, but this Ukranian airline is starting to make its mark on the air travel industry. It provides comprehensive service to Ukraine and even flies to unique destinations like Georgia and Armenia.


While Ryanair is an Irish company, I would be remiss to not mention the budget air giant here. While it originally focused on Western Europe, Ryanair now comprehensively services Eastern Europe as well, providing plentiful connections between the region and the rest of the continent.

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