Sólyom Hungarian Airways’ initial routes were revealed with the airline planning to serve Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm from Budapest. The airline, according to reports from Vilaggazdasag, Budapest Business Journal and AIRportal.hu, expects to take delivery of its first aircraft on 18-Aug-2013, with ticket sales to launch around the same time. The airline expects to take delivery of five more aircraft by the end of Sep-2013. Sólyom's call sign will be "English" Hungary's Capitol Consulting Group (CCG) stated the airline's CEO József Vágó's estimates of the airline's operations are nearly impossible to achieve and predicted the airline would rapidly accumulate "massive losses" ahead of potentially collapsing in 2017. As previously reported by CAPA, the airline plans to replace Malev Hungarian Airlines which suspended operations in early 2012 and plans to operate six aircraft by the end of Sep-2013. The airline plans to expand its fleet to 25 aircraft by the end of 2014 and 50 by the end of 2017, including 10 widebody aircraft.
31-Jul-2013 10:12 AM