Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Something in The Air

Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a new airline flying into Budapest. Actually, there are more than one, but they will not be included in the budget airlines list that I have in The BudaBaB Review blog. These airlines are not promising any bargains.

Bulgaria Air, the national carrier of the Republic of Bulgaria has become the first recipient of a new initiative of the Budapest Airport Authority’s attempt at an incentive program for ‘thin routes’. These are classified as under-served routes or those that have not been served at all. Due to this, Bulgaria Air will fly a Budapest-Sophia flight four times weekly.

The Belarusian airline, Belavia will bring a new year round service to Budapest starting on September 19th of this year. The service will link three capitals: Budapest, Minsk in Belarus, and Belgrade in Serbia

Finally in the current airline news, there is a really new player coming to town. Middle East investors have teamed up to create Sólyom Hungarian Airways to replace the defunct Malev. Initial flights are anticipated for as early as August with destinations to European cities as well as the Middle East.

Will this cause overcrowding and demand the return of the old Ferihegy I terminal?

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