Budapest Airport to connect trio of capital cities with launch of Belavia-Belarusian Airlines flights between Minsk, Budapest and Belgrade.

Thursday 11th July 2013

 Budapest Airport has announced the launch of a new schedule that will
link the East European cities of Minsk in Belarus, Belgrade in Serbia
and Budapest, Hungary. The new year round service will begin on 19
September 2013 and will be operated by the Belarusian
Airline, Belavia and is the fourth new airline to announce routes into
Budapest this year. The twice weekly schedule will be flown
predominantly on Bombardier CRJ-100/200 aircraft on Mondays and



Depart Minsk  08.10  Arrive Budapest 09.05

Depart Budapest 09.45  Arrive Belgrade 10.40 

Depart Belgrade 11.20  Arrive Budapest 12.25

Depart Budapest 13.05  Arrive Minsk  16.00


Depart Minsk   13.40  Arrive Budapest 14.35 

Depart Budapest 15.15  Arrive Belgrade  16.10

Depart Belgrade 16.50  Arrive Budapest 17.45

Depart Budapest  18:35  Arrive Minsk  21.30

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The new route serves to connect the three capital cities with flights
linking Minsk to Belgrade and Budapest for the first time, in addition
to creating regular links between Budapest and Belgrade The announcement
further strengthens the expanding number of
Eastern European cities accessible from the Central European Hub
airport at Budapest and serves to provide a new passenger base with a
wide range of international connections through Budapest.

"We're delighted to welcome Belavia as the latest airline to plan
operations into Budapest Airport and anticipate the route will provide a
much needed link between the three cities. This latest route quickly
follows the announcement Bulgaria Air's Budapest
to Sofia route, operated, and further demonstrates Budapest Airport's
strength as a Central European hub," commented Kam Jandu, Aviation
Director for Budapest Airport.

"We anticipate that this unique schedule connecting these three key
cities will be attractive to both the business and tourism sectors.
Hungarian, Belarusian and Serbian travel agencies and flight providers
will also welcome the additional services that will
expand the connections available at Budapest  and provide a new transit
option through Minsk," said Anatoly Gusarov, Director General, Belavia -
Belarusian Airlines.

About Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport Zrt. operates Budapest Airport. This is
privately owned with German company HOCHTIEF AirPort, one of the world's
biggest independent airport managers holding a 49.67% stake, together
with a further four financial investors: Caisse
de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal holding a 18.17% stake;
Malton Investment Pte Ltd. holding a 18.17% stake; Aero Investment
S.á.r.l. holding a 10% stake and KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt holding a 4%

Budapest Airport aims to be the best airport in the Central and Eastern
European region and has been recognised for their development projects,
customer services approach and marketing activities.

About Belavia - Belarusian Airlines:

Belavia - Belarusian Airlines is the largest carrier of the Republic of
Belarus. Based at Minsk National Airport it operates regular flights to
42 airports in Europe and Asia. Belavia was founded on March 5, 1996. In
1997 Belavia became a full member of the
International Air Transport Association (IATA). In 2008 Belavia entered
the IATA register as the airline, meeting all operating safety
standards (IOSA) and joined the European Regional Airline Association
(ERAA) in 2010. The Belavia fleet includes  6 - Boeing
737-500; 6 - Boeing 737-300; 4 - CRJ-100/200 LR; 2 - Embraer 175; 3 -
ТU -154 М.

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