Qatar Airways will increase its service to Budapest by adding four additional flights to Hungary’s largest city and capital, commencing August 4. The additional flights will take the airline’s service of 14 flights per week to Hungary to 18, and will meet the increased demand of tourists visiting Budapest, in time for the busy summer holiday season.
According to a statement by the airliens, the route from Budapest to Doha will also be expanded with the introduction of the wide-bodied Airbus A330, from 1 August. The A330 will replace one of the double-daily flights currently serviced by the smaller A320 and A321 aircraft. The capacity upgrade to the A330 will nearly double the available seats, from 144 on the A320 to 272 seats on the Airbus A330 aircraft, bringing additional capacity in light of enhanced passenger demand.
A popular destination for both tourists and business travellers alike, Budapest is known as a spa town, by sitting on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs. Bisected by River Danube, the city sights include the Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Széchenyi Baths and Fisherman's Bastion Viewpoint.
Qatar Airways Country Manager Eastern Europe - Centre, Mr. Grisha Jenkov, said: “We are delighted to offer 4 additional flights to Budapest, one of our most popular destinations. This frequency increase and an aircraft upgrade to an Airbus A330 will provide even greater choice to our business and leisure passengers. While offering an increase in capacity to the route, it will also redefine the in-flight experience of our passengers travelling to Doha and beyond to more than 150 global destinations.”
Business Class seats on the A330 recline into a 180-degree true lie-flat bed, providing superior sleep comfort and greater consistency with the Qatar Airways long-haul wide-body fleet.
The seats also feature six-way adjustable headrests, four-way adjustable lumbar support, a variety of personal stowage compartments, privacy dividers and fresh contemporary styling. The Business Class cabin also features 15.4” smart monitors and touch screen remote controller handsets, which also allow dual screen mode. The seats also offer PC Power, USB ports and connectivity for smart devices.
The A330 aircraft is fitted with onboard connectivity, providing the capability of internet and sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages. Economy Class seating will also provide greater comfort and more personal space, with individual 10.6” monitors and handsets.
The additional frequency commencing 4 August will be served by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. Passengers travelling in Business Class can create their own personalised dining experience thanks to the airline’s Pre-Select Dining service. Passengers can also enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4,000 entertainment options.