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Budapest Airport welcomes first direct connection to South Korea

4 July 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Budapest Airport welcomed its first direct connection to South Korea on Friday 01 July via Hungarian gateway’s latest airline partner, Asiana Airlines.

Budapest Airport welcomes first direct connection to South Korea

Last year Hungary welcomed more than 100,000 visitors from Korea, with most arriving by land. Budapest Airport now provides a weekly Asiana Airlines service to South Korea’s largest airport, Seoul Incheon Airport.

Asiana Airlines service between Budapest Airport and Seoul Incheon Airport

Commenting on the launch of Asiana Airlines’ service, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport said: “The start of Asiana’s link to South Korea reinforces the need for further connections from Budapest to the East. This is the first exciting step in our cooperation with our new airline partner, and we hope to not only welcome Asiana back, but that we will be announcing an extended flying programme next year.”

“The start of Asiana’s link to South Korea reinforces the need for further connections from Budapest to the East.”

 Budapest Airport and the Hungarian Tourism Agency, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, worked closely to agree the launch of direct flights between the capital cities during the summer season. With Hungarian exports to East Asia increasing by 42 percent in 2015, South Korea’s second largest carrier will now play an important role in the growth of the economic ties of the two countries.

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