On 15 September Air Algérie commenced flights between Algiers and Budapest, with the Hungarian capital airport welcoming the arrival of its latest carrier with traditional ribbon and cake cutting ceremonies. Seen cutting the cake in Budapest Airport’s Terminal 1 are: Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala, CEO of Air Algérie; Abdelkader Dehendi, Ambassador of Algeria; Boudjema Talai, Minister of Transport for Algeria; Péter Szijjártó Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade; and Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. The 1,777-kilometre link from North Africa will be flown by the airline twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) facing no direct competition.
- Air Algérie commenced flights from Algiers (ALG) to Budapest (BUD) on 15 September. The 1,777-kilometre sector, which will be flown on the airline’s 737-600s according to OAG schedules, will be operated by the carrier twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) facing no direct competition. Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport, said of the carrier’s arrival: “It’s always a great pleasure to welcome a new airline partner, especially one which adds such an attractive destination to our route network. Air Algérie’s service further enhances our links to North Africa, and the carrier re-joins us during another year which see us continuing to outperform most European markets.” As stated by Lammers, this link further enhances the airport’s ties to North Africa. Budapest is already connected to Cairo and Hurghada in Egypt, while Tunisair links the Hungarian capital to Monastir. For the airline, Budapest becomes its #32 route to Europe from Algiers. See how Budapest Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.