Daily News | Oct 19, 2018 | 1
Lufthansa to mark 50th anniversary of flights to Budapest
The first flight of German airline company Lufthansa landed in Budapest just 50 years ago, on August 26, 1967.
To mark the anniversary, an Airbus A350, the latest long-range, wide-body jet airliner of Lufthansa’s fleet, will touch down on Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on September 8, the company told MTI in a statement.
Back in 1967, the first Lufthansa aircraft landing in Budapest, a Boeing-727, operated from Frankfurt via Munich to Belgrade.
The company called Budapest a highly important destination in its European network, with four flights connecting Hungary’s capital with Frankfurt and another four with Munich per day.
Lufthansa employs a staff of about 700 in Hungary, and Budapest is one of the few cities in the world where both Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik are present, it said.
As we wrote on July, Lufthansa will modify its timetable and increase its number of flights between Budapest and Frankfurt. In the winter timetable, it usually has four flights a day between Hungary’s capital and Germany’s busiest airport. Starting from 11 December 2017, Lufthansa will fly on this route five times a day and will also have an adjusted timetable.