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New air connection between Budapest and Kraków
From May this year until the end of the summer season, i.e. until October 27, LOT Polish Airlines is going to operate regular flights between Budapest and the southern Polish city of Kraków six times a week. Prior to that, from April 28, the airline will operate on that route five flights per week.
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The schedule was planned in such a way that the departure flight from the Kraków-Balice Airport is scheduled for 7.55 a.m. and the arrival in the capital city of Hungary is scheduled for 9.00 a.m. Departure flights from Budapest to Kraków are scheduled for 9.35 a.m. to arrive in Kraków an hour later at 10.35 a.m. The flights on that route will be operated with Bombardier Q400s with seating capacity of 78 passengers and three travel classes.

Starting from March 25, the Polish airlines will also increase the number of flights to five a day on the Warsaw-Budapest route. Those flights will be mainly operated using Bombardier Q400s, and sporadically also Embraer 170s.

According to Adrian Kubicki, the Director of Corporate Communications at LOT, “Hungary is now among LOT’s key Central and Eastern European markets. We strive to ensure the best services and the highest number of available flights to the passengers from the region. Direct flights from Kraków mean not only a greater number of flights to the second largest city in Poland but also connecting flights to other destinations, including Chicago.”

The CCO of Budapest Airport Kam Jandu highlights that “our passengers have told us for a long time that a direct flight to Kraków is high on their wish list ‒ the potential market is more than 30,000 passengers – so, it’s great to have finally solved this travel problem for them with our increasingly important partner LOT Polish Airlines. The travel time by road is around eight hours by car – the flight time is just over one hour – so, that is a significant time-saving for all.”

From May, LOT will fly from the capital city of Hungary to New York City and Chicago – the first direct flights to the USA from outside Poland in the history of the airline. LOT is going to station one of its eight wide body state-of-the-art aircraft – B787 Dreamliner – in Budapest.

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