New direct flights from four cities around the world will make it even easier to visit Budapest in 2011. The following airlines will offer new services to Budapest from Doha, New York, Edinburgh and Hamilton:
New Scheduled Flights to Budapest
Effective January 17, 2011
As part of the airlines' six new European destinations Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights between Doha and Budapest. The aircraft, a new Airbus A320, has 12 Business Class seats and 132 Economy Class seat. Flights depart four times a week. Qatar Airways, a five-star airline and recently voted as third best airline in the world by Skytrax, is the only Gulf-based airline operating flights to/from Budapest.
Doha - Budapest flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays:
Doha QR943 8:15 am - Budapest 13:45 pm
Budapest QR944 3:00 pm - Doha 11:55 pm
Effective April 5, 2011
According to their official press release from October 2010, American Airlines will starts its daily non-stop flights between New York, JFK and Budapest, Ferihegy on April 5, 2011 (arriving to Budapest on April 6th). The aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, offers 30 Business Class seats and 188 Economy Class seats. The flights will be code-shared with Malev Hungarian Airlines. Both, AA and Malev are part of the oneworld alliance.
New York - Budapest flights will operate daily:
New York, JFK AA158 (MA4046) 6:40 pm - Budapest 9:30 am +1
Budapest AA159 (MA4049) 11:55 am - New York, JFK 3:35 pm
Effective April 21, 2011
UK based low-cost carrier Jet2 will launch direct flights between Edinburgh and Budapest, starting Apr 21, 2011. Jet2's fleet consists of Boeing 737-300 and Boeing 757-200 aircrafts. Flights to Budapest will operate three times a week.
Edinburgh - Budapest flights will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:
Tuesdays (starting May 24, 2011)
Edinburgh LS787 9:30 am - Budapest 1:30 pm
Budapest LS788 2:00 pm - Edinburgh 4:00 pm
Thursdays (starting April 21, 2011)
Edinburgh LS787 6:35 am - Budapest 10:35 am
Budapest LS788 11:05 am - Edinburgh 1:05 pm
Sundays (starting April 24, 2011)
Edinburgh LS787 3:30 pm - Budapest 7:30 pm
Budapest LS788 8:00 pm - Edinburgh 10:00 pm
As of May 16, 2011 FlyCentralEurope.com is no longer in business. For more information on options for ticket holders, phone 1-888-451-8426 or visit www.tico.ca and click on the "Panorama" advisory.
Non-stop Flights Between Hamilton, Canada and Budapest
Effective May 28, 2011
As reported by the Hungarian National Tourist Office and Hamilton International Airport, starting May 28, 2011 FlyCentralEurope.com will offer weekly charter flights between Hamilton, Ontario and Budapest. The flights, operated by Air Italy Polska a division of Air Italy, will depart once a week throughout the summer. The aircraft, a Boeing 767-200, has 254 seats, including 12 Club Class seats. Flights will depart from Hamilton International Airport on Saturdays and return from Budapest Ferihegy International Airport on Sundays.
Tickets are on sale at FlyCentralEurope.com, an undertaking of Panorama Travel & Tours Ltd., a St. Catharines, Ontario based tour operator specializing in Central European destinations. In addition to Budapest, direct charter flights to Prague and Krakow are also available.
Hamilton - Budapest flights will operate once a week:
Saturdays (starting May 28, 2011) Hamilton 5:15 pm - Budapest 7:55 am +1
Sundays (starting May 29, 2011) Budapest 2:00 pm - Hamilton 5:50 pm
Fares to Budapest start at CAD 902 plus tax. Baggage allowance for each passenger is one bag up to 23 kg / 50 lbs. Extra baggage fee is CAD 70.