Budapest Airport’s Airline Development Manager Sándor Saly welcomed the Transavia.com team with a cake in the airline’s colours, featuring a traditional Dutch wooden clog. The Air France-KLM low-cost subsidiary complements its parent KLM’s three daily flights on the route.
- Air France/KLM’s in-house LCC Transavia.com has launched a new route from its main Amsterdam (AMS) base to Budapest (BUD) in Hungary. Flights will operate four times weekly. The route is already served by KLM with three daily flights. The route was previously served by Malev until the Hungarian flag-carrier collapsed at the beginning of the year. The only other scheduled flights between Hungary and the Netherlands are provided by Wizz Air, which has been serving Eindhoven from Budapest since September 2006. Prior to that Wizz Air had also served Amsterdam from December 2005 until September 2006, competing for a time with SkyEurope who served the market between May 2004 and October 2007.