Ryanair quickly fills the void at Budapest due to the grounding of MALEV

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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