Malev Hungarian Airlines, the national carrier of Hungary, celebrates 60 years of independent operation since its start-up on 29 March, 1946, and is regarded by the industry as one of the institutions of civil aviation in Eastern Europe. During its initial year Malev aircraft had flown 292 hours with 338 take-offs and carried a total 1,864 passengers. In 2005 alone, Malev’s fleet of 29 aircraft carried nearly 3 million passengers after 48,865 take-offs.
UK Country Manager, Doros Theodorou, comments: “This is a momentous occasion for us. While Malév’s aircraft are less than four years old on average - and represent one of Europe’s most modern Boeing fleets - we are proud to look back on 60 years of aviation history, making us one of the most experienced and reliable airlines in the region”.
Malev has served millions of business and leisure passengers travelling to Budapest or wishing to make connections via its extensive network in Central and Eastern Europe. Besides the ‘full frills’ service supplied in Europe’s youngest Boeing fleet, Malev also offers its customers competitive fares and a flexible timetable with double-daily scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Budapest (14 flights week) from just £92pp return and starting 1 May 06 from London Gatwick to Budapest (12 flights week) from just £87pp return inclusive of taxes, charges and full meal service on board.