Budapest Airport announces new Aegean flights to Athens.

Wednesday 7th March 2012

Budapest Airport has announced that the Greece-based Star Alliance member, Aegean, will begin new direct scheduled services between the Greek capital of Athens and Budapest commencing 09 March. The new flights will operate four-times weekly between Athens International Airport and Budapest Airport, utilising brand new 168-seat Airbus A320s configured in two classes.

Schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Depart Athens 09:15 Arrive Budapest 10:20

Depart Budapest 11:05 Arrive Athens 14:05

Local times are shown

Tickets are available now at www.aegeanair.com.

Aegean is brand new airline at Budapest. The Athens route, which links two Hochtief airports, was previously operated by Malev. "We are delighted to see the popular Athens route reinstated so quickly following the cessation of Malev operations," said Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport's Aviation Director. "This is a great direct link with Greece by the country's largest airline and the convenient flight schedule will enable business and leisure passengers from Hungary to make easy flight connections to and from the rest of Greece."

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.

www.bud.hu

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