According to anna.aero, on Friday (15 September 2016) Air Algérie commenced flights between Algiers and Budapest, with the Hungarian capital airport welcoming the arrival of its latest carrier with traditional ribbon and cake cutting ceremonies.
Air Algérie commenced flights from Algiers (ALG) to Budapest (BUD) on 15 September 2016. For the airline, Budapest becomes its #32 route to Europe from Algiers. This link further enhances the airport’s ties to North Africa, Budapest is already connected to Cairo and Hurghada (Egypt), while Tunisair links the Hungarian capital to Monastir (Tunisia).
Tha anna-aero portal said, the 1,777-kilometre sector, which will be flown on the airline’s 737-600s according to OAG schedules, will be operated by the carrier twice a week, Thursdays and Sundays facing no direct competition.
According to eturbonews.com news portal, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport said:
“It’s always a great pleasure to welcome a new airline partner, especially one which adds such an attractive destination to our route network. Air Algérie’s service further enhances our links to North Africa, and the carrier re-joins us during another year which sees us continuing to outperform most European markets.”
High representatives attended the event: Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala, CEO of Air Algérie; Abdelkader Dehendi, Ambassador of Algeria; Boudjema Talai, Minister of Transport for Algeria; Péter Szijjártó Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade; and Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport.