Solyom Hungarian Airways (Budapest) apparently will not start operations as planned. Investors from Oman reportedly failed to invest in the new company and the would-be airline now owes its employees their wages for the month of September.
The fleet was two leased Boeing 737-500s. HA-SHA (above) is now currently parked at Bournemouth. HA-SHC is without engines.
CEO József Vágó previously announced charter flights would begin in September and scheduled flights would start in October 2013. Their website does not include any scheduled flights.
On October 10, 2013 the management of the company informed its 73 employees that they were unable to pay their salaries for September.
Solyom Hungarian Airways (Budapest) is the new Hungarian flag carrier, replacing defunct MALEV Hungarian Airlines (Budapest) (1946 – 2012). The new airline is backed by unspecified investors from the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Solyom means falcon according to this report.
The pictured Boeing 737-505 HA-SHA (msn 24648), named “Almos Vezer”, was leased from European Skybus on August 18 and is the first of six Boeing 737-500s. The new airline will start operations as a charter airline but scheduled operations are targeted for October 2013. The carrier wants to fly to 22 European destinations.