Budapest Airport announces two new scheduled routes from October.

Tuesday 18th September 2012

Budapest Airport announced today that Russian scheduled service carrier Ural Airlines, will commence new direct flights between Koltsovo International Airport and Budapest commencing 3rd October.

Ural is a brand new airline at Budapest and its service to Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg) will be the second direct flight to the Russian Federation from the leading central European hub.

The new service will operate every Wednesday with Airbus A320-200 aircraft, configured for 160 seats.

  • 2012 Schedule:

Depart Ekaterinburg 15:55 Arrive Budapest 16:35Depart Budapest 17:40 Arrive Ekaterinburg 01:50 (next day arrival)

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Ekaterinburg, situated in the middle of the Eurasian continent, lies on the border of Europe and Asia. It is the fourth largest city in Russia and an important industrial and cultural centre. The most important industries in the city are machinery, metal processing, and metallurgy. Ekaterinburg has two airports and Ural Airlines is operating to Budapest from the larger Koltsovo International Airport.

Ural Airlines, based in Ekaterinburg, is a joint stock company owned by Ural Wings. The airline serves more than 120 destinations throughout Europe and Asia and operates a 24-strong fleet of Airbus aircraft, including 15 A320-200s and nine A321-200s. In 2011 the airline carried more than 2.5 million passengers.

OLT Express Germany flights to Dresden.

Also commencing in October, German regional airline OLT Express Germany will start new direct scheduled services between Dresden Airport and Budapest. From October 16th, the new flights will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, utilising a 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft. OLT's new route marks the return of services to Dresden from Budapest most recently served by City Air until 2004.

  • 2012 Schedule:

Tuesdays Depart Dresden 14:45 Arrive Budapest 16:05& Thursdays Depart Budapest 16:35 Arrive Dresden 18:00

Sundays Depart Dresden 11:15 Arrive Budapest 12:35 Depart Budapest 13:05 Arrive Dresden 14:30

Local times are shown.

Lead in OLT Express fares start from €49/14000HUF for a one way fare. Tickets are available to book now at:

Situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border, Dresden is an important cultural, educational, political and economic centre in Germany. The most important industries in the city are the semi-conductor industry, the pharmaceutical sector and mechanical and electrical engineering. Dresden is also a growing tourist destination owing to the city's pleasant location and mild climate on the Elbe. It is renowned for its Baroque-style architecture and numerous world-renowned museums and art collections.

OLT Express Germany, headquartered in Bremen, is owned by Dutch financial investor Panta Holdings. From October, it will evolve its operation to a low-cost, point-to-point European carrier from its previous role as a regional feeder provider, serving a total of 14 routes within Germany and the rest of Europe. The airline operates a fleet of fifteen regional aircraft comprising ten Fokker 100s, four Saab 2000s and one Saab 340. The largest, the 100-seat Fokker 100 will serve the Budapest route.

Kam Jandu, Aviation Director for Budapest Airport enthusiastically welcomed the new routes: "We warmly welcome both OLT Express Germany and Ural Airlines offering two new destinations from Budapest. We are delighted to resume services to Dresden as a historically important business and leisure destination from Budapest. Equally, Ekaterinburg with its growing economy, is an important business destination in Russia. I am sure that these two new routes will be extremely popular."

  • 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.

Budapest Airport aims to be best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and have been recognised for their development projects, customer services approach and marketing activities.

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