Budapest Airport announces new direct flights to Canada

Wednesday 2, February 2011


Budapest Airport announces new direct flights to Canada


Budapest Airport has announced that Canadian tour operator Panorama Travel and Tours Ltd will start direct flights from Toronto’s Hamilton’s International Airport, Ontario, Canada, commencing 29 May 2011.


Panorama Travel & Tours Ltd has been successfully providing Canadian and international travellers with tourist services for the last 21 years.  Specialising in the Central & Eastern European market, Panorama has gained a reputation as one of the leading tour-operators for Central European destinations in Canada. is its most recent undertaking, operating direct charter flights to selected Central European cities including Budapest, Prague and Krakow.


The flights will be operated by Panorama’s airline partner, Air Italy Group, utilising a 253-seat Boeing 767-200 configured with 241 seats in economy and 12 seats in Club Class.  Flying time between the two cities is 8hrs 40mins.  Lead in return fares start from US$1013.00 including taxes (approx €738.00).  Tickets can be purchased at


“We are delighted to introduce our first direct flights from Canada,” said Patrick Bohl, Head of Airline Development and Strategy for Budapest Airport.  “This is an important cultural connection for both Budapest and Hamilton as there is a large ethnic Hungarian population in Ontario, which will appreciate non-stop flights.  Central Europe is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Canadian Tourists wishing to experience the attractions and history of this part of Europe.”


Hamilton International Airport’s Director Air Service Development & Marketing, Karen Medweth said: “Our passengers have long cited Budapest as a preferred destination in Central Europe so we are thrilled to see these direct flights available from Hamilton.”


“Our aim is continued promotion of Central Europe to the North American and Canadian markets and vice versa,” said Ziggy Kucharaski, Vice-President of Panorama Travel & Tours.  “We are confident that these unique, niche flights to Budapest will be very well received by the significant ethnic communities.”



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