Debrecen Airport for Kosice Slovakia (Day 203)

Debrecen Airport World War Bomber Station

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Well today was an early start as I travelled back to the UK to spend a couple of days in Cambridge before moving up to Birmingham on Wednesday. Generally the way that people travel back and forth between the UK and the UVM Kosice here is by Budapest. This used to be good with flights into Birmingham however these stopped in January this year 🙁

Anyways Budapest is around 3 – 4 hours away from Kosice by taxi, or there are two trains a day which takes around the same plus travel from the train station to the airport. Recently there has been a new route added from a place called Debrecen which has just one flight a day, but is around an hour closer to Kosice by road. At the time I booked flights were a fraction of the cost here and so I decided that I would try flying from Debrecen. Now arriving into Debrecen and driving along the airport it felt like we were driving onto a military airport with hangers with massive blast doors and grass over them like bunkers.

Debrecen Airport World War Bomber Station
Grassed covered hangers…

Looking into this further I’ve found that in World War II it was the base for a Hungarian Bombing squadron. After the world war it was then taken over by the Soviet air force who remained until May 1991 when they handed it back to the Hungarian state. The flight was on time, however it is the smallest airport that I have ever flown from so far – though because of the past use of bombers it has an extremely long runway.

Debrecen Airport in Hungary travelling to KosiceDefinately an alternative route to getting to the UVM Kosice from the UK!

3 thoughts on “Debrecen Airport for Kosice Slovakia (Day 203)

  1. Hi,
    i just found your post. Not sure if it is any good to younow but perhaps for other students. There will be a new direct route from Kosice to London Luton starting 15 august this year. It should operate 2-3 weekly.
    Cheers
    M

    • Thankss Marek, I had heard rumours of this, do you know which airline it will be and what the ticket costs are likely to be?

      Chris

  2. It should be Wizzair( same company that flies to Luton from Debrecen. tickets should be at regural competitive price levels around +- 100 euro one way. keep an eye on the news, this should be announced anytime soon now.
    M

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