Budapest Airport welcomes inaugural airBaltic flight from Riga

Budapest Airport yesterday welcomed the first airBaltic flight linking the Hungarian captial city with the Latvian capital city of Riga.

Flight number BT491 touched down ahead of the 12:15 scheduled time to a welcoming committee, including representatives of Budapest Airport, Budapest Mayor’s Office, the Latvian Ambassador and representatives of the Hungarian National Tourist Office (HNTO).

airBaltic has launched four flights weekly between the two cities with the new schedule representing Budapest Airport’s first flights to the increasingly important commercial hub of Riga. The route is expected to carry 24,000 year-round passengers.

The flight schedules are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays:
Depart Riga 11:00 Arrive Budapest 12:15
Depart Budapest 12:40 Arrive Riga 15:55

Source: Press Release