Solyom Airways take off August 18.

The new Hungarian national airline Solyom Airways is set to take delivery of it’s first airplane on August 18th.

A Boeing 737-500 will be the launch airplane of the new national airline, and arrives from the UK to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport on August 18th.

Initial plans are to offer their aircraft as charter capacity until scheduled services commence in September.
Five more 737-500s are on their way and will make up the airline’s fleet.  Plans include acquiring Airbus A320s and have a fleet of 50 aircraft by 2017.
The airline is planning to take over Malév’s role and seeks to fill the gap that has been left after Malév’s bankruptcy last year. The business plan includes operating with a hub and spoke model.