Malev Aircraft Leaving Budapest

According to Hungarian newssite index.hu, Malév’s aircraft have been departuring every 15 minutes from Budapest airport as of 17:00 local time, bound for Shannon airport in Ireland.  This is confirmed by live radar views at flightradar24.com, showing Malév flights departuring one after the other in the direction of Ireland.

It was earlier reported that the lessor ILFC’s planned to fly back the Malév aircraft to ILFC’s Shannon base, however this was threatened to fall through, as it was reported that no Malév pilots wanted to take on the job to fly the planes.  This seems to have been solved for ILFC in some way, as the planes are now flying to Shannon.

The airline has for a long time not been able to pay for it’s leasing commitments.