Emirates, a global catalyst of trade and business, has launched a daily non-stop service to Budapest, marking its first entry into Hungary. Emirates’ daily flight to Budapest is operated with a wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration.
The aircraft will offer 27 seats in Business Class and 251 Economy Class seats. EK111 will depart Dubai at 0820hrs and will arrive at Budapest Airport at 1135hrs. The return flight, EK112 will depart at 1505hrs and will arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2330hrs.
With the new daily service, Emirates SkyCargo will offer 12 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity in each direction. Majority of the exports from Hungary are expected to comprise of chemical products bound for North Asia and Asia Pacific. The cargo division expects imports into Hungary to be dominated by semi-conductors, telecommunication devices and components, electronics, and personal and household goods coming in from Asia.
Emirates’ new Budapest route coincides with the opening of the airline’s Customer Contact Centre in the city on 28 October, which will support 300 local jobs, representing a multi-million dollar investment in the local economy.