Passenger numbers could rise to 25,000 at Hévíz Airport
Wikimedia Commons / Peter Stehlik
The number of passengers passing through Hévíz-Balaton Airport is expected to rise to approximately 25,000 this year from last year’s 22,000, Tamás Glázer, deputy-CEO of state-owned tourism agency Magyar Turizmus, said on Saturday, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Peter Stehlik)
Speaking on the occasion of the arrival of the first scheduled Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Hévíz mayor Gábor Papp said the number of charters from Turkey is expected to increase, while flights from Moscow will resume from July. “Tens of millions”of forints are spent on the airportʼs operation each year, though Magyar Turizmus and the National Development Ministry regularly provide support, he added, according to MTI.
In addition to the Frankfurt charters, Belgian airline VLM is operating flights to Heviz from Dusseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Berlin and Hamburg, while Salamon Reisen is organizing charters from Dresden, Leipzig and Erfurt, the mayorʼs office said, according to MTI. Green travel is raising the number of charters from Turkey from 11 to 16 a week, and Russiaʼs Utair is expected to operate 20 flights between Moscow and Hévíz-Balaton Airport, it added.
Hévíz, near Lake Balaton, is home to one of the largest thermal lakes in the world and is one of Hungaryʼs most popular destinations for foreign visitors.
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