New airline offers a new destination
Budapest, 28 June. – Caspian Airlines launches a direct air link between Budapest and Tehran (Iran) on Thursday, 29 June. The airline’s Tupoljev-154M aircraft will operate on Thursdays, arriving on the second and fourth weeks and departing on the first and third weeks of every month.
The Tehran flight is the latest destination to be added to Budapest Airport’s network, and Caspian Airlines is the newest (50th) scheduled airline to operate from Ferihegy.
Stewart Wingate, CEO Designate, said: „We are delighted to open an air bridge between Budapest and Tehran, which is the capital of the largest country in the Middle East. This service will link Hungary to a potential Middle Eastern air market of 186 million people, boosting Hungarian tourism and trade, and helping Ferihegy to grow into the most successful airport in Central Europe.”
Caspian Airlines’ closest European links until now have been Kiev and Minsk, in Ukraine. Director of Representative Office in Ukraine of Caspian Airlines, Rajavi Javad said: „We would like to go one step beyond. Budapest offers a great variety of destinations for our passengers travelling to Western Europe.”
There are now four scheduled flights up to four major cities of the Middle East from Ferihegy: Beirut, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and Tehran. Last year, 251 841 passengers arrived in Hungary from the Middle East (3% of overall passenger traffic).
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Note to editors:
Caspian Airlines was founded in 1992 in Tehran. The company became a member of IATA in 2005.
The airlines flies more than 50 destinations worldwide, but focusing mainly on domestic flights within Iran connecting all the major cities Iran (Esfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, Kish, Ahwaz). It has also links to Dubai, Damascus, Yerevan and Kijev.
The flight goes the Mehrabad airport, serving more than 8 major international airlines. Mehrabad offers several Middle Eastern connections (Damascus, Jeddah, Kuwait, Bahrain) and transcontinental flights (Mumbai, Seoul, Tokyo) as well.