flies into Budapest from Edinburgh.

Wednesday 27th April 2011

Budapest Airport welcomed's second scheduled service to the Central European hub on 21st April when the UK's fastest growing airline landed at 10.35 on the first flight in a year round schedule between Edinburgh, Scotland, and Budapest, Hungary. The new route will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through the summer, and move to twice a week, Thursdays and Sundays, in the winter. The new service is in addition to the existing direct and daily schedule that already operates between Budapest and Manchester.

The Edinburgh - Budapest schedules are:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Flight no LS787

Tuesday Depart Budapest 0930 Arrive Edinburgh 1330Thursday Depart Budapest 0635 Arrive Edinburgh 1035Sunday Depart Budapest 1530 Arrive Edinburgh 1930

Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest airport commented: "We are very pleased that have increased their capacity to the UK with the addition of the Edinburgh route. The scheduling benefits both business and leisure travellers and with a year round offering presents increased flexibility for passengers. We know that Budapest is a very popular city break destination from the UK, and as one of the most visited cities in Europe we are confident this route will do well."'s Managing Director Ian Doubtfire, MD of was on the inaugural flight and commented: "We are delighted to have begun this exciting new route directly linking Budapest and the city of Edinburgh. The route offers travellers from the Budapest area the chance to visit the beautiful country of Scotland with a fast and efficient, award-winning service." The aircraft was welcomed with a water cannon salute on arrival, and the crew were presented with a cake to commemorate the new service.

Fares on the route start from only 44,99€ one way including taxes, and whilst the aircraft, a Boeing 737-300 offers an all economy cabin with up to 148 seats, there is the option to buy extra leg room on eight of the seats, and to select allocated seat numbers on ticket purchase. The airline also offers a generous luggage allowance of 22kg. Fare details can be found at

About Budapest Airport:

During 2010 Budapest Airport handled almost 8.2 million passengers through scheduled, charter and general aviation services. Budapest Airport Zrt. owns and operates Ferihegy Airport. This is a public private partnership with the Hungarian State holding 25% and the remaining 75 percent owned by German company HOCHTIEF AirPort, one of the world's biggest independent airport managers, together with a further four financial investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal; GIC Special Investments, Singapore; and KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt. In July 2008, Aero Investment S.á.r.l. became a new shareholder.

Through its BUD Future project Budapest Airport aims to be the aviation hub of the CEE region.

Leading projects include:

SkyCourt - a new centrally located building links the existing terminals 2a and 2b. and has doubled the commercial area of the terminals. SkyCourt provides a wide range of retail outlets, international brands and an improved food and beverage offering. The contemporary glass structure also offers an impressive view of the apron providing passengers with a unique travel experience.

Cargo City - New on-airport cargo facilities will feature 140.000sqm of cargo and logistics terminals designed for airlines, handlers and integrators.

Budapest Airport incorporates two terminals. Terminal 1 is a dedicated low cost carrier terminal and Terminal 2 services the traditional carriers. The airport is also the base for Malev, Hungary's national airline and part of the One World alliance and is home to a further 32 airlines, serving over 92 destinations which represents 40 countries worldwide.

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