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Air Canada to resume direct Budapest-Toronto flights from May to Oct

Transport

Photo by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi

Air Canada is set to resume direct flights between Budapest and Toronto, from May to October 2022, with the Canadian carrier’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners commuting to the North American city three times a week in the summer schedule, offering a total of 894 seats per week, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The current relaxation and cancelation of travel restrictions, along with the increase in vaccination coverage and travel demand has allowed the capital of Ontario Province to be accessible once again in Budapest Airport’s schedule after the earlier suspension of flights because of the pandemic. This year, however, the overseas service will be operated by Air Canada mainline, rather than Rouge, as previously. 

The flight from Budapest to Toronto will take 9 hours and 25 minutes, while flights in the opposite direction are expected to take 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Balázs Bogáts, head of airline development for Budapest Airport, said, “We are very proud that Air Canada is returning to Budapest Airport’s portfolio with this much-loved destination, missed by many. We have worked tirelessly with the airline and the Hungarian Tourism Agency to make the re-launch a reality and to bring long-haul flights back to the airport. This route will connect travelers from Budapest not only to Canada, but also to a range of other North American destinations, both in the business and leisure sectors.”

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