Budapest Airport celebrates the launch of two new SAS routes.

Friday 12th April 2013

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Budapest Airport celebrated the launch of two new SAS routes on Thursday, April 4th. The first SAS flight from Copenhagen, the Danish capital arrived in Budapest at 12:40 pm local time carrying passengers aboard a 150 seat, McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft.Some 35 minutes later, Budapest Airport welcomed the first SAS flight from Oslo, Norway as a Boeing 737-800, touched down in the Hungarian capital at 13:15 pm.

Budapest Airport and SAS marked the inauguration of both routes with a press conference at the airport's modern SkyCourt Conference Centre. Jost Lammers, Chief Executive Officer of Budapest Airport welcomed distinguished guest speakers: Stefan Eiche, General Sales Manager of SAS; Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden; Chrtistine Petheö, Counsellor of Denmark and Tove Skarstein, Ambassador of Norway. The event culminated in a water cannon salute and cake cutting ceremony to coincide with the arrival of the two maiden flights which represent the start of year round schedules between Budapest and the Nordic capital cities.

Budapest to Copenhagen schedule

SAS will operate six times weekly Monday to Friday and Sundays.


Monday to Friday:

Depart Copenhagen: 10:55               Arrive Budapest:         12:40

Depart Budapest:        13:30               Arrive Copenhagen:    15:20



Depart Copenhagen: 19:35               Arrive Budapest:         21:20

Depart Budapest:        21:55               Arrive Copenhagen:    23:45


Budapest to Oslo schedule

SAS will operate three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.



Depart Oslo:                11:05               Arrive Budapest:         13:25

Depart Budapest:        14:15               Arrive Oslo:                 16:35



Depart Oslo:                10:55               Arrive Budapest:         13:15

Depart Budapest:        14:05               Arrive Oslo:                 16:25



Depart Oslo:                08:30               Arrive Budapest:         10:50

Depart Budapest         11:40               Arrive Oslo:                 14:00


"We are extremely pleased to see SAS return to Budapest Airport. The two new routes are a welcome addition to our growing route network. There is a strong demand from Hungarian and Nordic companies for a direct service to both markets. We anticipate that this will prove attractive to all travellers and provide excellent transit connections to destinations in Scandinavia and beyond."  said Kam Jandu, Director of Aviation at Budapest Airport.

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 service approach and marketing activities.

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