Budapest Airport welcomes first Blue1 flight from Helsinki.

Monday 4th June 2012

Budapest Airport welcomed this season's first scheduled flight from Helsinki on Saturday. Operated by Finland-based Star Alliance member Blue1, the flight touched down on schedule at Budapest Airport just before 18:00.

Blue1 is returning to Budapest having previously operated the route from 2007-08. The airline is now operating scheduled services from the Finnish capital of Helsinki to Budapest throughout summer 2012. The flights will operate weekly from 02 June through to 29 September, increasing to twice weekly peak season between 04 July and 08 August.


Saturdays 02 June 2012 - 29 September 2012

Depart Helsinki 16:30 Arrive Budapest 17:55Depart Budapest 18:35 Arrive Helsinki 22:00

Wednesdays 04 July 2012 - 08 August 2012Depart Helsinki 16:30 Arrive Budapest 17:55Depart Budapest 18:35 Arrive Helsinki 22:00

Local times are shown.

The route is being operated by a Boeing 717 aircraft. Tickets are available to book now at

"We are delighted to welcome Blue1 back to the market," said Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport's Aviation Director. "This is a great additional seasonal connection to Finland providing passengers travelling from Budapest with improved transit connections to destinations in Scandinavia and beyond."

"I am very happy that we are back in Budapest, a city which fits perfectly into our Summer Collection portfolio," said Janne Hattula, VP Commercial at Blue1. "Among other route openings within Scandinavia, Blue1 has added two new leisure destinations into Europe this summer, Budapest being one of them."

Blue1 has been a part of the SAS Group since 1998. It is the second largest airline in Finland and is the only Finnish company in the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, offering smooth flight connections to more than 1000 destinations worldwide. Blue1's routes cover all Finnish, Scandinavian and other major European cities carrying approximately 1.6m passengers per annum. In addition to direct flights Blue1 offers excellent connections to SAS Scandinavian destinations in Europe, the USA and the Far East.

  • 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.

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