Ryanair (Dublin) moved quickly today to fill the void at Budapest due to the fatal shut down of MALEV Hungarian Airlines (Budapest) this morning. At a press conference in Budapest today, Ryanair announced its intention to launch a rescue plan for Budapest and the Hungarian tourism market following the grounding of MALEV. Ryanair confirmed that it will base four new Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Budapest commencing in just two weeks on Friday February 17 where it will open 31 new routes. Ryanair is also hiring Hungarian pilots and crews.
Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis. Due to the downturn in demand during the winter season, Ryanair has already parked a number of Boeing 737-800s at Birmingham and thus is able to launch this new base in such a short time.
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