Russian UTAir eyes Moscow-Héviz flight

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Wikimedia Commons / Maarten Visser

Russian airline UTAir is planning to relaunch a scheduled flight between Moscow and the Héviz-Balaton Airport as of July 10, operating the flight once a week until November 6, Péter Faragó, the head of Hungarian state-owned tourism agency Magyar Turizmus said yesterday, according to reports.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Maarten Visser)

Speaking yesterday at the travel expo in Budapest, “Utazás 2016”, the head reportedly said the flight would be resumed as a result of joint efforts between Magyar Turizmus, the Russian embassy in Budapest, tourism industry representatives and the local council of Héviz. 

Magyar Turizmus and the Tourism Destination Management Association of Héviz will jointly launch a HUF 30 million campaign to promote the relaunched flights, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Due to the weak ruble and the state of the Russian economy, UTAir suspended its scheduled flights between the two cities in the spring of last year.

Héviz, near Lake Balaton, is one of the largest thermal lakes in the world and is a popular holiday resort for Russian tourists.

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