Smart Wings’s new route from Hungary to UAE

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Budapest Airport’s (BA) growing network is expanding with a new destination, as Smart Wings launches a direct air link between Budapest and Dubai from 14 May.

The Czech discount airline will fly once a week between Dubai and Budapest, every Wednesday at 14:15 with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new flight will not only extend the number of destinations in the Middle East available from Budapest Airport, but also provide a direct air link between the Hungarian capital and one of the most important air traffic hubs of the world. Currently five direct flights are available from Budapest Airport to the Middle East: Beirut, Cairo, Damascus and Tel Aviv operated by Malév, and Amman by Royal Jordanian.  

Dubai International Airport (DXP) is the largest gateway in the United Arab Emirates and is the hub airport of its national carrier, Emirates. DXP served on average 95 thousand passengers a day in 2007, the airport’s total passenger traffic exceeded 35 million last year. Currently 120 airlines operate at the airport flying to 205 destinations in every continent of the world. Apart from visiting Dubai, the new Smart Wings flight opens the way for passengers of Budapest Airport to reach the furthermost points of the Far East, Africa and Australia via Dubai.

Smart Wings operates two weekly flights from Budapest to Madrid based on code share cooperation with Air Europa. Budapest Airport Business Development Director Dimitrios Gatsonis said: “It is great news for our passengers who can not only reach Dubai in a few hours from Budapest, but also can fly to many other places of the world with only one stop on the way. I’m also glad that Smart Wings decided to launch a long-haul flight, hopefully more carriers will follow and increase the number of overseas destinations”. (press release)

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