Looks like BUD will finally get its highly sought-after, direct connection to New York. Budapest has been without a direct connection to NYC for years, previously MA, AA and DL flew this route, but now LO will be operating 5x flights to a unnamed airport in New York (I'm assuming JFK).
There were stories previously circulated about BUD being very close to securing new direct flights to the US, legacy US carriers, EK, QR and Norwegian were mentioned. So LO is kind of a surprise to me, however given the geopolitical aspects in central-eastern Europe, it's not surprising to see cooperation between the Polish and Hungarian governments.
The article (in Hungarian) also mentions that LO is considering flights from BUD to the west coast, possibly LAX or SFO. The article also brands this new venture between the Hungarian and Polish governments, and BUD as "Polish Malev".
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