AnadoluJet, the low-cost subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, will start operating three flights a week from Istanbul to Budapest starting from 2 June. The first flight arrived at Budapest Airport on Thursday.
A new airline, AnadoluJet was welcomed at Budapest Airport, which arrived Thursday morning from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft will fly to Budapest three times a week, Travelo reported earlier. The AnadoluJet aircraft have 189 seats.
The flights will operate on Thursdays and Fridays in the morning and on Sundays in the afternoon.
As airportal.hu reports, Turkish Airlines operates three flights per day from Istanbul’s main airport to Budapest, which reaches the pre-pandemic capacity. Now,
AnadoluJet will add three flights per week, so the seat capacity will be 7% higher than in 2019,
said Balázs Bogáts, Head of Flight Development at Budapest Airport, in his speech at the official greeting event of the new airline on Thursday.
There are 42 flights a week between Budapest and Turkey this summer peak season – July -, offering more than 7,400 seats one way. In addition to Istanbul’s two airports, Izmir and Antalya can also be reached directly from Ferihegy.
According to airportal.hu, the route was only available until the end of the summer timetable when it was announced at the beginning of April, but is now also included in the winter timetable with three flights a week.
According to the information available, the airline will cover the two-hour journey with a 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The announcement also points out that AnadoluJet’s flights offer connections via Istanbul to Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir within Turkey, and to international destinations such as Dubai, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Tehran and Baku.
Balázs Bogáts added that destinations in Turkey have always been part of the Budapest schedule, as tens of thousands of Hungarians have been travelling to Istanbul and other coastal destinations for years.
As trt.net.tr reports, Şamil Karakaş, First Vice President of AnadoluJet, said in a statement that the airline will also contribute to the development of tourism between Turkey and Hungary, and the new route will allow more people from Turkey to visit Budapest.
Source: Travelo, airportal.hu, trt.net.tr