Budapest Airport celebrates first anniversary of Qatar Airways flights.

Thursday 19th January 2012

Budapest Airport this week celebrates the first anniversary of Qatar Airways operations between Budapest and Doha. The award-winning, five-star service commenced in January 2011 with a four-times weekly schedule that was increased to direct daily flights in September, dropping the stop-over in Bucharest, Romania.

"The increased frequency with direct flights has been welcomed as an excellent enhancement to the service with a flight time now of just five-hours," said Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport's Director of Aviation. "We are able to offer increased options for onward connections to Asia via Qatar's Doha hub, including flights to India, China, South-East Asia and the Pacific region."

The service is operated by Qatar Airways' Airbus A320 aircraft with 144-seats configured with 12 business class seats. The flight from Doha arrives at 12:25, departing at 16:15 daily.

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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