Malév is planning to double the number of its services to Bucharest and increase frequencies to other Romanian destinations. In total, the Hungarian national carrier operates scheduled services to five cities in the neighbouring country. Its latest route, to Tirgu Mures, opened 16 January 2006.
From 26 March the twice-daily service between Budapest and Bucharest will double to four flights from Monday to Friday, two on Saturday and three on Sunday. Malév also steps up connections to its other Romanian destinations with the onset of the summer timetable.
One additional flight a week will be added to both Tirgu Mures and Constanta, taking the number of flights to the Transylvanian city to four per week, and three per week to the Black Sea resort of Constanta. During the summer period Malév will fly to Timisoara, western Romania’s fastest growing city, nine times a week, three more than in the winter timetable. The Cluj-Napoca route jointly operated by Malév and Carpatair Airlines will run twice a day every day of the week.
Malév is unique among foreign airlines in the importance it places on servicing Romanian destinations. In fact, with the additional services starting in late March, the national carrier connects Hungary and five destinations in Romania via 55 scheduled flights a week which, given its extremely convenient connections via its Budapest hub, presents travellers with a direct link with Western Europe.