Budapest Airport announces new Blue1 flights from Helsinki.

Thursday 12th January 2012

Budapest Airport has announced that Finland-based Star Alliance member Blue1 will begin scheduled services from the Finnish capital of Helsinki to Budapest for the summer 2012 season. The flights will operate weekly from 02 June 2012 through to 29 September 2012, increasing to twice weekly peak season between 04 July and 08 August.


Saturdays 02 June 2012 - 29 September 2012

Depart Helsinki 16:30 Arrive Budapest 17:55

Depart Budapest 18:35 Arrive Helsinki 22:00

Wednesdays 04 July 2012 - 08 August 2012

Depart Helsinki 16:30 Arrive Budapest 17:55

Depart Budapest 18:35 Arrive Helsinki 22:00

Local times are shown

The route will be operated by a Boeing 717 aircraft. Tickets are available now at

Blue1 is returning to Budapest having previously operated the route from 2007-08. The airline has been a part of the SAS Group since 1998. It is the second largest airline in Finland and is the only Finnish company in the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, offering smooth flight connections to more than 1000 destinations worldwide. Blue1's routes cover all Finnish, Scandinavian and other major European cities carrying approximately 1.6m passengers per annum. In addition to direct flights Blue1 offers excellent connections to SAS Scandinavian destinations in Europe, the USA and the Far East.

The new flights will provide passengers travelling via the central European aviation hub of Budapest with improved transit connections to destinations in Scandinavia and beyond. "We are delighted to welcome back Blue1, said Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport's Aviation Director. "This is a great seasonal connection with Finland providing local passengers with the opportunity to connect with a wider selection of Scandinavian cities."

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