easyJet's first flight between Amsterdam and Budapest was festively waved off by the Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands this morning. The new flight to Hungary offers both business and leisure passengers an affordable alternative to travel to the city on the Danube. In Budapest, the flight was welcomed by the Chargé d'Affaires of the Netherlands in Hungary.

Hungary major trading partner
Hungary and the Netherlands are major trading partners: the Netherlands is the third largest foreign investor in Hungary. The importance of good and affordable connections between Amsterdam and Budapest is also underlined by the Dutch and Hungarian embassies:

Ambassador of Hungary in the Netherlands Mr Kocsis officially opened easyJet's first flight between Amsterdam and Budapest: "The new route will certainly benefit the strong business relations between Hungary and the Netherlands. In addition, the greater range of flights between the two countries, will bring our cultures closer together. People who wish to travel between Hungary and the Netherlands now have a greater choice of flights, in various price ranges. This is great news for passengers travelling for business meetings, city trips, holidays or visiting a festival. "

At Budapest Airport, the first flight was received by the Chargé d'Affaires of the Netherlands in Hungary, Mr Molenberg: "Trade between the Netherlands and Hungary has broken records over the last year, at the embassy we notice a growing interest among Dutch entrepreneurs for opportunities on the Hungarian market. We therefore welcome the new easyJet route between Amsterdam - Budapest as a great and inexpensive option, especially for business and furthering bilateral relations!"

William Vet, country manager Netherlands, travelled on the first flight to Budapest, "Budapest is a jewel in our network. With a rich cultural history and as a gateway to an important market, more people will reach this city and the country for business and pleasure. With our products, we make flying easy and affordable at Schiphol, already for more than 20 years. This strengthens the position of Schiphol and the Dutch economy."