Air Canada inaugurates Toronto-Budapest connection

Published at: 17/06/2016 10:57 am

Air Canada inaugurates Toronto-Budapest connection New route extends Air Canada Rouge's summer expansion in Central Europe. The arrival of the first flight AC1910 from Toronto -Pearson at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport further extends Air Canada Rouge's presence in Central Europe. The non-stop seasonal service, operating three-times a week, offers customers the most seats between North America and Budapest of any airline.       We are pleased to add Budapest, a city rich in heritage along the banks of the Danube, to our growing international network. The new service makes Air Canada the carrier operating the most seats between the Hungarian capital and North America. While an important tourist market, there are also many people of Hungarian heritage in North America and this new service will make it convenient for family, friends and relatives to visit one another by connecting through our Toronto -Pearson global hub. Budapest is the second Central European destination we have introduced this summer, with Prague recently launched and Warsaw to commence operating June 14, said Benjamin Smith , President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. The new connection also gives a good opportunity for those, who want to use the benefits of the Hungarian State Residency Program, as the flight could bring families as business closer.   Flights will be operated with an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy cabins.  Flights will depart Toronto on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and return Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Budapest, with the service operating until October 15, 2016. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada's Toronto -Pearson global hub.  All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits. Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, noted that census data show about 310,000 Hungarians live in Canada, including 53,000 in Toronto.


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