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Happy Anniversary! 50 Years Of Lufthansa In Budapest!

By Robert Velkey // 2017.08.28.

It was precisely 50 years ago, on 26 August 1967, that the first Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, LH194/195, landed in Budapest.

To mark the anniversary, an Airbus A350, the latest long-range, wide-body jet airliner of Lufthansa’s fleet, will touch down at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport on September 8, the company told wire service MTI. Back in 1967, the first Lufthansa aircraft landing in Budapest, a Boeing-727, operated from Frankfurt via Münich to Belgrade.

The company called Budapest a highly important destination in its European network, with four flights connecting Hungary’s capital with Frankfurt and another four with Munich each day. Lufthansa employs a staff of about 700 in Hungary, and Budapest is one of the few cities in the world where both Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik are present, it said.