Air Transat arrives in Budapest

Passengers in Toronto were greeted to a Grand Budapest Hotel-themed check-in while also having celebratory drinks at the gate. Flights to Budapest will operate weekly on Wednesdays and have an intermediate stop in Montreal.

Touchdown in Budapest. The inaugural flight from Toronto Pearson and Montreal was greeted with a traditional water arch salute, before the flags were raised to show the connection now available between Canada and Hungary. Cutting the cake in welcoming the weekly service are: Lisa Helfand, Ambassador of Canada to Hungary; Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Nicole Conrad, Commercial Director Central Europe; and Jost Lammers, CEO Budapest Airport.

  • Air Transat launched its latest European service on 17 June with a new weekly service from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Budapest (BUD), via an intermediate stop on route in Montreal (YUL). Flights will operate on the 7,150-kilometre sector each Wednesday, using the carrier’s A330s. Commenting at the route launch in Budapest, Jost Lammers, CEO Budapest Airport, said: “We are proud to welcome our Canadian partners and launch Air Transat’s direct route from North America to Budapest. Tourism in Budapest is currently outperforming most European markets so we are confident the new flight will be a great success and will soon lead to an increase in frequency.” Air Transat becomes the fourth wide-body carrier to operate from Budapest, following on from the launch of daily flights to Dubai with Emirates last October, and from Air China who began flights from Beijing in May. The fourth wide-body operator at Budapest is SkyGreece Airlines, which will provide Air Transat with direct competition to Pearson, however services to Montreal face no competition. See how Budapest Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.



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