Sukhoi behind new Hungary flag-carrier project

Russian firm would provide finance and new Superjet 100s
Hungary has been without a national airline since flag carrier Malev was grounded in 2012. But now an attempt to launch a new one is in the works – funded by Russian cash.
The country is reported to be in talks with Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi in plans to launch a new airline. Sukhoi would provide financial support as well as six new Superjet 100 aircraft.
Evgeny Andrachnikov, deputy chief executive of Sukhoi’s civilian aircraft production, said that a Hungarian national carrier would be a great opportunity for the Superjet 100 to show its worth.
The privately-owned Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has successfully filled the void since Malev’s disappearance, steadily increasing its capacity to become the biggest budget airline in Central and Eastern Europe.
bne IntelliNews

x

Check Also

London Southend Airport, low-cost, flights, new, travel, tourism, Ryanair, easyjet, Flybe, destinations, routes, 2019, base, London

New LCC battleground for London

Ryanair says it will launch a new base at London Southend Airport, in direct competition with easyJet.

Wow Air, Airhelp, survey, list, ranking, worst airlines, world, Pakistan, on time, claims, compensation, easyjet, royal jordanian

Wow Air named “worst airline in the world”

AirHelp, a worldwide flight compensation company, has published a list of 72 airlines ranked by service quality and other factors.

wizz air, brexit, licence, UK, easyjet, Vienna, Austria, airline, Luton, subsidiary, company

Wizz Air UK wing gets licence as Brexit looms

The move is in the opposite direction to UK’s easyJet, which says it will set up a new HQ in Vienna.

Alitalia, consortium, Air France-KLM, easyJet, bid, offer, buy, acquisition, offer, Lufthansa

Who’s bidding to take over Alitalia?

The Italian airline, now on state-funded life support, has attracted interest through three offers.

Avia, Toyota, app, service, technology, connected, fleet, cars, hire, rental, business, app

Avis boosts fleet of “connected vehicles”

The car hire giant will add 10,000 Toyota vehicles to its expanding connected fleet.

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.