After getting funding support investors from Oman and the United Emirates, the new airline was born to replacing defunct MALEV Hungarian Airlines (1946 – 2012), the name is Solyom Hungarian Airways, Solyom means falcon.
Solyom Hungarian Airways is the new Hungarian flag carrier base on Budapest Hungary. The carrier is expected to launch charter flights from early September and scheduled flights from early October 2013, according to company founder Jozsef Vago, who hopes to recover lost business after Malev Hungarian Airlines ceased operations in February 2012.
Solyom Hungarian Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-505, was leased from European Skybus on August 18 and is the first of six Boeing 737-500s. The airline expects to have 12 Boeing 737-500s by year end and 50 aircraft by 2017. The carrier wants to fly to 22 European destinations. No further network information is available.
Photo by Solyom Hungarian Airways