's First Leeds Bradford Flight Arrives In Budapest

  • 3 Apr 2012 9:00 AM's First Leeds Bradford Flight Arrives In Budapest
"Budapest Airport welcomed the first flight of’s newly inaugurated service from Leeds Bradford, UK to Hungary’s capital city last week. The flight, which landed ahead of schedule, carried a virtually full load with 142 passengers arriving on board the Boeing 737. They were welcomed by representatives from the airport who presented the Jet2 crew with a traditional Hungarian marzipan cake. Departing passengers leaving on the first 13.05 flight to Leeds, Bradford enjoyed a celebratory check-in as the airport had decorated the area with colourful balloon columns to mark the occasion.

The new twice weekly flights from Budapest Airport to Leeds, Bradford will depart on Thursdays and Sundays. This is the third route operates from the airport and joins the existing regular flights to Edinburgh, and the daily schedule operating between Budapest and Manchester. The route, which will operate year round, has been launched following demand from the airline’s customers and follows the on-going success of the existing routes.

Kam Jandu, Director Aviation of Budapest airport commented: “We were delighted to welcome the first flight from Leeds Bradford to Budapest Airport. The flights ensure inbound passengers to Budapest can enjoy long weekends, whilst outbound passengers can visit the UK’s largest county, Yorkshire, through convenient and regular services.

As Leeds is also the largest media, financial and legal sector outside of London, business travellers have a much increased choice in terms of their arrival point into the UK. We look forward to supporting this much demanded route.”

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of and Managing Director of Jet2holidays, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer the people of Budapest another UK destination direct from their local airport. Based on the experience of our existing Budapest flights we anticipate that the route will be popular with tourists seeking to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer.”

Whilst the aircraft, a Boeing 737 offers an all economy cabin with up to 148 seats, there is the option to buy extra leg room on eight of the seats, and to select allocated seat numbers on ticket purchase. The airline also offers a generous luggage allowance of 22kg.

The starting fare is €48.49. "


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