British Airways and Malév Hungarian Airlines today revealed plans to link Budapest and London to provide a comprehensive and customer-driven network for travellers in Europe.
The airlines will start code-sharing on Malév’s services between London Gatwick and Budapest from Monday (August 10). The flights will be operated by Malév Hungarian Airlines, from Budapest’s Ferihegy Terminal 2A to Gatwick’s North Terminal.
Members of both airlines’ mileage programmes will be able to earn and redeem miles on the code-share flights.
This link up will offer passengers travelling in Central Europe more choice in terms of frequencies and services.
The two carriers will further agree opportunities for code-share flights between Hungary and Birmingham and Manchester although services between London Heathrow and Budapest will not be part of the initial talks.
John Patterson, British Airways’ Director of Alliances, said: “We are more than delighted to be able to link up with Malév, an airline with an extensive network offering good customer service. Today marks another important step in our strategy to create a network across Europe. We are continuously strengthening and broadening our relationships within Europe and are especially committed to sharing in the development of Central and Eastern Europe.”