Budapest Airport welcomes inaugural SkyWork Airlines flight from Bern.

Monday 31st October 2011

Budapest Airport today welcomed the first SkyWork Airlines flight linking the Hungarian capital city with the Swiss capital city of Bern. SkyWork's 31-seat, Dornier 328 aircraft, flight number SX602 touched down on schedule at 13:25. The Swiss regional airline has launched two flights weekly between the two cities representing Budapest Airport's first flights to the Swiss capital. The new service will operate on both Saturdays and Mondays making the route an attractive option for weekend getaways.

The flight schedules are Mondays and Saturdays: Depart Bern 11:30 Arrive Budapest 13:25 Depart Budapest 13:55 Arrive Bern 15:50

Jost Lammers, CEO at Budapest Airport said: "We are delighted to welcome SkyWork Airlines to Budapest. This is a dynamic young regional carrier which is building up a strong network of routes out of Bern, one of Europe's most beautiful cities. The route will appeal heavily to the leisure market opening up the beautiful Bernese Oberland and the stunning Jungfrau.

Travellers headed for the Bernese Oberland no longer have to travel to Bern via Basel, Zurich or Geneva, saving up to two hours' journey time. They can take a train to the resorts of Interlaken, Grindelwald and Wengen - within 1½ hours of Bern and reach Jungfraujoch 'the top of Europe' in just over three hours."

SkyWork Airlines CEO, Tomislav Lang commented: "We are extremely pleased to have begun this exciting new route directly linking Budapest and the Swiss capital of Bern. The route offers travellers from Bern the chance to visit Hungary's capital and largest city, one of the most popular holiday destinations and beautiful cities in Europe. We have already experienced strong forward bookings and are confident that our new flights to Budapest will continue to be well received."

SkyWork Airlines offers complimentary catering on all flights, i-Pads for entertainment, free hold baggage allowance of 20kg per passenger, plus cabin baggage of 8kgs. Lead in fares start at just 59 Euros on the all economy seat aircraft. Tickets are bookable online via the SkyWork Airlines website -

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% stake.

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

bud:skycourt - a new centrally located building which formally opened on 27 March 2011, and links the existing terminals 2a and 2b. The contemporary glass structure offers an impressive view of the apron and aims to provide passengers with a unique travel experience.

Cargo City - New on-airport cargo facilities will feature 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 Malév, Hungary's national airline and part of the One World alliance and is home to a further 33 airlines, serving over 96 destinations which represents 40 countries worldwide.

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