The airline will operate the flight three times a week until October 16. The flights will depart from Toronto on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrive in Budapest on the following day.
Last year, 91,000 travellers from Canada arrived at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Jost Lammers, the CEO of the airport’s operator, said at the launching event.
Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, noted that census data show about 310,000 Hungarians live in Canada, including 53,000 in Toronto.
Lisa Helfand, the Canadian ambassador to Hungary, said the flight could bring families closer.