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21st May, 2020

Air France, Finnair return to Budapest

Air France will resume flights to and from Budapest from the first week of June, the airline has announced.

Flights will initially link Budapest to France once a week, expanding to a daily service by the end of the month.

Wearing masks is compulsory on all Air France flights and each ticket-holders’ body temperature will be checked before boarding.

Finnair announced the revival of its flights between Budapest and Helsinki also in June, flying once a week at the start then increasing the number of flights to four a week later in the month.

Wizz Air, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss have already announced the resumption of operations at Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest. (portfolio.hu; hvg.hu; index.hu)
21st May, 2020

No more menthol cigarettes

The EU ban on menthol-flavoured cigarettes came into force yesterday, Portfolio reports.

The regulation, aimed at preventing young people from taking up smoking, follows the EU tobacco guidelines approved in 2014.

The sale of flavoured cigarettes, which had a market share of less than 3%, was banned in 2016, but the menthol version remained too popular.

As part of the new regulations, at least 65% of the surface of the packaging of tobacco products must contain health warnings, also from Wednesday. (portfolio.hu; hvg.hu; 444.hu; index.hu; origo.hu; nepszava.hu)

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