Malta International Airport welcomes inaugural flight from Debrecen

Eastern Europe has just become even more accessible to Maltese travellers, with Malta International Airport opening its gates to a direct route to and from Debrecen, forging a second direct connection between the Maltese Islands and Hungary. The direct flight to Hungary’s former capital city is the first of 13 new connections to be inaugurated as part of the airport’s robust summer schedule for 2019, which was launched on the 31st of March.

The first flight from Debrecen International Airport, operated by Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, landed in Malta on Sunday evening. To celebrate the event, Malta International Airport invited the flight’s crew to cut a cake modelled on one of the city’s defining landmarks: the Reformed Great Church.

Given that Debrecen is home to Hungary’s largest university, it should come as no surprise that the city is well-known for its buzzing nightlife and culturally rich calendar of events. In fact, the church serves as a stunning backdrop for numerous events and festivals which take place throughout the year in its main square, Kossuth tér.

Hungary’s second largest city reaches its peak between the 14th and 21st of August, with Kossuth Square bursting into vibrant colour in celebration of the city’s renowned Flower Carnival. Nature lovers looking to escape the bustling city life can instead choose to venture off to the UNESCO-listed Hortobágyi National Park, to marvel at Hungarian cowboys thundering across the Puszta, the largest stretch of grassland in Europe, against a sprawling sunset.

The new flight route from Malta to Debrecen will be operating bi-weekly, on Wednesday and Sunday, from the 31st of March until the 23rd of October.

Published on: 01.04.2019