Hungary’s ministry of defence announced today that military aircraft would swarm Budapest’s airspace on Monday. Below you can read why.
The technical term for what the Hungarian airforce will do over Budapest on Monday is airspace surveillance, Blikk.hu wrote. The military operation will take place in the early afternoon hours.
The ministry of defence said that the operation is a preparation for the 20th August festivities.
Military aircraft will hold an air show on 20th August from 9 AM. The show’s length will be one hour taking place over River Danube. However, to do so, military helicopters and fighters have to carry out preparation operations on 15 August between 1.30 PM and 3.00 PM.
The ministry warns all residents in the area concerned that the operation will be loud. Furthermore, a section of the river will be closed during airspace surveillance. However, the defence forces will do everything to minimize the disturbing effects on the citizens.
As we reported, the Hungarian government wants to organize the biggest fireworks for this year’s 20th August, a national holiday in Hungary when the country celebrates its birthday. Many, mainly opposition leaders and mayors, said the money spent on such shows should instead be allocated for reducing the crisis caused by the the war, the record-high inflation and the skyrocketing energy prices. HERE we listed some major Hungarian cities that announced they would not hold fireworks to save money.
The mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony, said he would not hold the fireworks. However, he added, he could do nothing to stop it. “I have no say in what and how much the government plans to do in the capital. If it were up to me, there would be no fireworks, and the billions would go to help those who are now forced to pay higher rents on top of out-of-control prices”, he cleared.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the 20th August celebrations announced that the price of drinks and food would be considerably lower than today’s average. HERE you may read the price list.
Source: blikk.hu, DNH