Budapest Airport celebrates launch of UTair's direct service from St Petersburg.

Wednesday 8th May 2013

  • Budapest
  • Cake

Budapest Airport celebrated the launch of UTair's direct service from St Petersburg, Russia on Sunday, April 28th. The inaugural Boeing 737-500 aircraft from Russia's second largest city arrived in Budapest, marking the start of a year round, twice weekly direct service between the two cities. The inauguration was marked with a celebratory cake.

Budapest to St Petersburg schedule:

UTair operates twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Depart St Petersburg:             12:20               Arrive Budapest:         13:05

Depart Budapest:                    15:40               Arrive Copenhagen:    20:20

(All times stated are local)

"We are extremely pleased to welcome UTair to Budapest Airport for the first time. Its direct service to St Petersburg is an exciting addition to our growing route network and represents Budapest Airport's second direct Russian destination. As Russia's cultural capital and major financial and industrial centre, St Petersburg is an important destination for both business and leisure travel. It is likely to prove highly attractive to a great many travellers," 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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