Nonstop flights resumes to the US from Budapest

The culmination of seven years hard work finally came to reality today at Budapest Airport, as the Hungarian gateway re-established direct flights to the US with LOT Polish Airlines. The carrier starts its year-around four times weekly 787-8 operation to New York JFK today, with a twice-weekly service to Chicago O’Hare set to commence later this week on 5 May.

After a seven-year hiatus the return of US services is landmark moment for Hungary’s capital city airport. “This day has been a long time coming for everyone at Budapest Airport,” says Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport. “Having a scheduled non-stop US service is one of those golden pieces in the jigsaw puzzle for any airport which has true global ambitions.

And today, after seven years, we have delivered this missing piece in the Budapest Airport jigsaw with LOT Polish Airlines. This fantastic partner is establishing more and more regional frequency at Budapest which will ensure that these new long haul flights will be highly successful.”

“Our decision to launch non-stop flights shows how much we believe in Hungary as one of the key markets in Central and Eastern Europe for LOT. We aim to win the hearts of passengers from Budapest and the surrounding cities with the best product on the market, which the non-stop flights definitely are.

Currently, local passengers are forced to transfer mainly in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and London on their way to New York and Chicago, which makes their journey considerably longer. For LOT, it is also a completely new chapter in leveraging its operations. For the first time in its 89-year history, LOT is launching a connection to North America from outside Poland,” said Rafał Milczarski, CEO, LOT Polish Airlines.

The culmination of seven years hard work finally came to reality today at Budapest Airport, as the Hungarian gateway re-established direct flights to the US with LOT Polish Airlines. The carrier starts its year-around four times weekly 787-8 operation to New York JFK today, with a twice-weekly service to Chicago O’Hare set to commence later this week on 5 May.

After a seven-year hiatus the return of US services is landmark moment for Hungary’s capital city airport. “This day has been a long time coming for everyone at Budapest Airport,” says Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport. “Having a scheduled non-stop US service is one of those golden pieces in the jigsaw puzzle for any airport which has true global ambitions. And today, after seven years, we have delivered this missing piece in the Budapest Airport jigsaw with LOT Polish Airlines. This fantastic partner is establishing more and more regional frequency at Budapest which will ensure that these new long haul flights will be highly successful.”

“Our decision to launch non-stop flights shows how much we believe in Hungary as one of the key markets in Central and Eastern Europe for LOT. We aim to win the hearts of passengers from Budapest and the surrounding cities with the best product on the market, which the non-stop flights definitely are.

Currently, local passengers are forced to transfer mainly in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and London on their way to New York and Chicago, which makes their journey considerably longer. For LOT, it is also a completely new chapter in leveraging its operations. For the first time in its 89-year history, LOT is launching a connection to North America from outside Poland,” said Rafał Milczarski, CEO, LOT Polish Airlines.

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