Published: April 22 2023
Arrival of First Charter Flight
The first charter flight of the summer arrived at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport on May 3rd with 138 German tourists on board. The flight, organized by travel agencies, marks the beginning of regular charter flights between German cities and Hévíz. The guests are expected to stay for three weeks and enjoy the Balaton Lake, the thermal baths and attractions of Hungary, with many opting to stay in Hévíz.
Alternative to Russian Tourists
After the decline of Russian tourism due to the conflict in Ukraine, the airport and the city had to look for alternatives. They turned to German tourists, and now there are several travel agencies organizing regular trips to Hévíz from Germany. In 2022, Wizz Air established flights between Dortmund and Hévíz airport, but it was not profitable, leading the company to decide not to restart them in 2023.
The airport is expecting mostly Sundair flights from Leipzig, Dresden, and Erfurt, with one or two flights a month. Interestingly, the airport announced the arrival of an Air Algerie Boeing 737-800 Cargo on April 2nd.
Questions & Answers
What is the name of the international airport near Lake Balaton? The name of the international airport near Lake Balaton is Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport, which was previously known as Sármellék Airport.
When did the first charter flight arrive at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport this year? The first charter flight arrived on 2 April at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport. It was a cargo flight operated by Air Algerie Boeing 737-800.
Where did the passengers on the first charter flight from Germany to Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport come from? The passengers on the first charter flight from Germany to Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport came from Dresden. The flight had 138 passengers on board, and another 50 people arrived by bus from Dresden.
Which German cities have scheduled charter flights to Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport? According to the airport, charter flights are scheduled to operate between German cities and Hévíz. However, the article did not mention which specific German cities have scheduled charter flights to the airport.
What is the duration of the stay for the guests who arrived on the first charter flight at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport? The guests who arrived on the first charter flight at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport will remain for three weeks, during which they will enjoy the thermal baths and explore the beauties of Hungary.
Why did Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport need to find alternatives to Russian tourists? Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport had to find alternatives to Russian tourists after the Russian invasion of Ukraine because no more guests came.
Is Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport currently without a scheduled flight in 2023? Yes, Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport is currently without a scheduled flight this year after Wizz Air cleared that they would not like to restart their pair of flights between Dortmund and Hévíz airport in 2023.
How many charter flights are expected to arrive at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport from Leipzig, Dresden, and Erfurt this summer? According to the airport's schedule for the summer, there will only be one or a maximum of two charter flights each month that are expected to arrive at Hévíz-Fly Balaton airport from Leipzig, Dresden, and Erfurt.