IATA (International Air Transport Association), representing 261 air carriers across the world, elected Malév chief executive officer János Gönci to serve for one year on the 30-member Board of Governors.
“This decision places Malév among the top thirty airlines in the world,” stated János Gönci. He said that when he was invited to take up this post, the IATA leadership was honouring the economic-organizational restructuring, and stabilization that the Hungarian national carrier had achieved in the past year, a result also recognized among other airlines. Today, international partners clearly consider Malév an airline willing and able to change, an airline worthy of involvement to an ever-higher degree in the process of international strategy formulation and decision-making.
Malév has been operating for over half a century and now ranks amongst the leading airlines of Central and Eastern Europe. In the face of competition from low cost carriers, Malév continues to provide an “all-frills” service at “no-frills” prices, including allocated seats and a full meal service including fine wines. Flying to over 63 destinations worldwide from its Budapest hub, the airline operates affordable, double-daily flights to Budapest from Heathrow from £92pp return and Gatwick from £87pp return inclusive of taxes and charges.