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May 04, 2018

LOT launches direct flight service from Budapest to New York

Polish airlines LOT is now operating a service that flies four times per week, year-round between Ferenc Liszt Budapest Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York

Hungary has now officially launched a direct flight service from Budapest to New York.

Polish airlines LOT is now operating a service that flies four times per week, year-round between Ferenc Liszt Budapest Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

According to MTI, LOT’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are capable of carrying 252 passengers and 12 tons of cargo, will be travelling the route on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

At a press conference held at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that in our accelerating world links are becoming increasingly important, and this often crops up during talks with global companies.

He added that this is one of the reasons why the launching of Air China’s direct flights to Beijing, Air Canada Rouge’s long-haul flights to Toronto and Wizz Air’s flights to the Western Balkan countries are so important.

The minister highlighted the strong relationship between Hungary and Poland, which he said was not only strategic but a friendship.

“We can be certain of one thing: if Hungary is attacked, the Poles will stand by us, and the opposite is also true,” he said.