New direct flights from Toronto – Montreal en route to Budapest by Air Transat Canadian Airline – 2015.

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Outside the Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport welcomes with national flags the first flight arrival of

Air Transat  – Canadian Airline!

During the late morning hours the Air Transat Canadian airline for the first occasion landed 45 minutes earlier … thanks to the tailwind … at the Liszt Ferenc Airport flying from Toronto making an over stop in Montreal en route to Budapest – Hungary. On the occasion a ceremony was held to the start-up airline flight arrival by Lisa Helfand – Canadian Ambassador to Hungary, Péter Szijjártó – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations, Nicole Conrad-  European sales director of the Canadian Air Transat and Jost Lammers – CEO of Budapest Airport.

Szijjártó Péter – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations at the opening flight ceremony said Canada has the third-largest airline flights and is important to open the economy, tourism and national policy. Added, in 2014 Canadian  arriving to Hungary reach 34 thousand individuals,  which was 9% higher than in the previous year’s and upon the recent census figures 314 thousand Hungarians live in Canada.  Let alone in Toronto 53 thousand and by the new flight will most probably, significantly facilitates and strengthen both side the relationships.

Lisa Helfand, Canada’s ambassador to Budapest, also emphasized the human links to bring much closer and also addressed the importance of the presence of increasing economic relations.

This year will be only one weekly flight, but  planning to have 3 flights/week from 2016, between the two Canadian cities … Montreal and Toronto via  Budapest Airport … back-and-forth.

Jost Lammers – CEO Budapest Airport, said at the press gathering,  quote: “We have been working hard for over the years with our Canadian partners to start this a new service and now we are proud to announce the success of our joint efforts and with a sizeable number of people living in the Toronto and Montreal area with Hungarian ancestry or having family ties, the new flight is most likely to be successful”.

On the Air Transat Airbus carrier A 330-200 offer wide-body with a total of 345 seats. Having 12 Club Class and 333 economy seats. Stepping into the aircraft smiles on the two dedicated flight attendants welcomed the media representatives onboard and held a short “inflight” verbal tour introducing the special shade of color effects changing depending on the day or night flights to ease the tiredness on the long overseas flight. Was told, the blue color leather seats had been ordered, specially manufactured in Germany and the Air Transat is the only aircraft flying around the globe in having this unique blue color leather seats.

The passengers flying aboard Airbus A310 aircraft may launch its new iOS to access a world of on-demand inflight entertainment via the Air Transat CinePlus application. It is available at their own play stores. This mobile application allows travellers access to their flight status, information on the destinations offered by the airline and allows the passengers to download their electronic documents and also to access a variety of inflight entertainment such as: movies, TV- series or their kind of music  with the use of their own tablet or smart phone. The Transat’s application is free of charge and available in English and French language … thus making travel more comfy,  to plan  and  make the flight easier.

Update and snaps by: Aggie Reiter

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