Budapest Airport announces direct, daily non-stop Budapest-Zagreb flights from Qatar Airways.

Thursday 29th March 2012

Qatar Airways will commence direct, daily non-stop flights between Budapest and Zagreb, the Croatian capital, from 09 May through to the end of October, enhancing its existing daily service between Doha and the Hungarian capital and connecting Doha and Zagreb for the first time.

"The extended services from Qatar Airways are a welcome addition to Budapest," said Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport's Director of Aviation. "Zagreb is an important commercial link for Hungary and we're delighted to see the return of direct flights between the two cities. In addition the flights will provide passengers originating from either Budapest or Zagreb to transit via Doha and connect onto Qatar Airways' flights to Asian destinations and also further afield to Melbourne and Perth."

The Qatar Airways Budapest daily flight timetable will be as follows from 09 May:

Flight No. QR947 Departs DOH 07:40 Arrives BUD 12:15

Flight No. QR947 Departs BUD 13:15 Arrives ZAG 14:10

Flight No. QR948 Departs ZAG 15:10 Arrives BUD 16:05

Flight No. QR948 Departs BUD 17:05 Arrives DOH 23:20

Flights are available to book now at Qatar Airways or via travel agents. Lead in fares from Budapest to Zagreb start from approx. €190 including taxes and charges.

Qatar Airways' first landed at Budapest from Doha in January 2011, offering its award winning five star service utilising Airbus A320 aircraft configured with 12 Business Class seats and up to 132 Economy seats.

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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