Leading leisure airline Jet2 launches direct flights from East Midlands to Budapest

Monday 1st April 2013

Jet2.com  has announced it will launch a direct new route from East Midlands to Budapest, effective 8th November, 2013.

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said:  "We're thrilled to be the only airline to  give travelers from East Midlands and Central England direct flights to this popular Central European city, right from their doorstep.    We've made this route available following huge customer demand so we are very confident it will be a great success."

Kam Jandu, Director of Aviation at Budapest Airport commented:  "We are delighted that Jet2.com has decided to operate a new route to and from East Midlands, an expanding UK regional airport.  Not only will this have a positive impact on the local economy, but it will give the people of Budapest a much needed link to Central England.

Jet2 already serves Budapest from Edinburgh and Manchester, UK.  To book flights visit www.Jet2.com or for city break bookings, visit www.Jet2holidays.com

  • 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 the best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and has been recognised for their development projects, customer services approach and marketing activities.



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