Budapest Airport welcomed the restoration of its connection to Antalya with SunExpress as the carrier resumed flying the 1,506-kilometre sector on Sunday.
The Turkish-German airline – a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa – will operate a twice-weekly service to its base at the gateway of Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region. Using its fleet of 189-seat B737s, the carrier will once again link Budapest to the popular Turkish resort city as demand for leisure and business travel increases this summer.
Commenting on the return of a key route, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport said: “Our customers can again enjoy safe travel to the heart of the Turkish Riviera direct from our capital with SunExpress. We expected to see more and more passengers return to flying as restrictions lift and I’m happy to report that last month we saw four-times the number of passengers than last May.” Bogáts added: “Hungary has vaccinated more of its population than any other country in the EU, with 54% now having received at least the first vaccination – a total of 10 million doses given and four million fully vaccinated.”