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Hungary Set to Be Added to Emirates Network

Hungary Set to Be Added to Emirates Network


Emirates will commence services to Hungary from October this year, with direct connections at Dubai from all four of its daily New Zealand services.

Starting October 27, Emirates will offer 278 seats per day on the Dubai-Budapest route, operating a wide-body A330-200 aircraft in a two class configuration.

Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “Connectivity and mobility are crucial in today’s global economy, and our service to Budapest will open up a world of opportunity for people in Hungary.”

He continued: “Budapest will be the third European destination we launch services to this financial year, highlighting our continued investment in the region. We also continue to add frequencies and much needed seat capacity on many of our existing European routes.”

Jost Lammers, Chief Executive Officer, Budapest Airport, said: “We’re absolutely ecstatic to welcome Emirates to Hungary. We promised some very significant new service developments this year, so Budapest Airport is enormously proud to announce the arrival of this major global carrier – especially because Emirates will be offering both: daily frequencies and wide-bodied services.

“We’ve been working really hard with Emirates over the last five years to place fast-growing Budapest on their network radar, and I have absolutely no doubt that this new daily service will be extremely popular in connecting Hungary to the world.”

Considered a financial hub in Central Europe, Budapest currently has the fifth largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe and offers a very favourable business environment for global investors.

Originally two cities, Buda and Pest, the now unified Budapest is often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and offers leisure visitors a diverse mix of World Heritage sites, excellent shopping options and a rich historical culture. The city attracts over 4.3 million tourists each year, making it the sixth most visited city in Europe.

The Airbus A330-200 will offer 27 seats in Business Class and 251 Economy Class seats.

Emirates SkyCargo will offer 12 tonnes of cargo capacity in each direction. Popular export commodities from Hungary are expected to be machinery, spare parts and foodstuffs. The cargo division expects to transport garments, raw materials and electronics.

Flight EK111 will depart Dubai at 8.20am and will arrive at Budapest Airport at 11.35am local time.

Emirates currently employs 140 Hungarian nationals in various roles across the company, including 114 Cabin Crew and eight Pilots.

Throughout all cabin classes, passengers can enjoy an extraordinary range of entertainment including the latest international movies, television series, music and games. Seatback SMS, email and satellite phone are also available. Passengers on all Emirates flights enjoy generous baggage allowances with 30 kilos while travelling in Economy Class and 40 kilos in Business Class.

Besides Budapest, Emirates is launching two other destinations to Europe: Oslo on September 2 and Brussels on September 5.

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