New Budapest-Krakow flight strengthens Hungarian-Polish ties
Polish LOT airline will launch six flights per week between Budapest and Krakow, as they have announced on Thursday, Turizmusonline.hu reports.
The first flight will be launched on the 28th of April. Till the 20th of May, the airline will operate with five flights a week on the new route. From the 21st of May until the end of the summer period, the 27th of October, one more flight will serve the route weekly: on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The flight will leave from Balice Airport, Krakow at 7:55 a.m. and will arrive at the Hungarian capital at 9:00 a.m.
It will go back to Krakow at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at 10:35 a.m. The Bombardier Q400 will serve the route with a turbopropeller engine and 78 seats.
The opening of a direct flight from Krakow has been on the agenda of the airline and Budapest as well, for years. The former Eurolot would have served the route. Before this, but after Malév’s bankruptcy, Ryanair tried to launch a direct flight, but the Boeing 737-800’s capacity was unable to keep up with demand. According to a colleague experienced in travelling on the route repeatedly, the load factor hardly satisfied the most subtle desires of a discount airline; the flight has disappeared.
LOT’s spokesman, Adrian Kubicki expects over 30 thousand travellers on the route.
Primarily the point-to-point traffic is expected, but twice a week, the schedule gives great opportunity for changing for the Krakow-Chicago line.
On the way back, travellers can purchase their tickets through Warsaw or directly to Budapest.
As a reminder, in 2017 LOT announced the launch of 27 new flights, from Warsaw among many more: to Los Angeles, Newark, Astana and Singapore. From Budapest, they launched flights to New York and Chicago, from Krakow to Chicago, and from Rzeszow to Newark. Their passenger traffic reached 6.8 million people, which is a 1.5 million increase in one year. They took over 4 new Boeings during this period.
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