Formed and started operations in 2001. Scheduled, international, passenger, jet airplane services.
Wesselenyi u. 16A
H-1077 Budapest, Hungary
Hungary was established in 1001, covers an area of 93,033 sq km, its population is 10.6 million, its capital is Budapest, and its official language is Hungarian.
MARCH 2001: TRAVEL SERVICE (TSF) PLANS TO OPERATE OUT OF BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.
737-4YO (24911) CHANGES REGISTRATION FROM (OK-TVS) TO (HA-LKA). 2ND AIRPLANE TO OPERATE OUT OF BUDAPEST, IN April 2001.
APRIL 2001: PLANS TO LOCATE ALL 737-400 AIRPLANES AS TRAVEL SERVICE HUNGARY (TVL).
November 2004: 45 employees.
737-4YO (24911, HA-LKA) & 737-86Q (30294, HA-LKB), transferred from Travel Service (TSF), Czech Republic to Travel Service Hungary (TVL).
November 2008: Travel Service Hungary (TVL) operates passenger jet airplanes to countries around the Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Canary Islands, during the summer season, and services to Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Fortaleza during the winter season.
Parent organization/shareholders: Travel Service (TSF) (100%).
(ICAO) Code: TVL (Callsign - TRAVELAIR). SITA Code: BUDTSXH.
(TVL) currently operates 20 flights from Budapest to destinations both within Europe and in more distant parts of the world.
Operates with 1 737-400 and 7 737-800s.
December 2013: 737-8CX (32362, HA-JXA), ex-(OK-TVB) leased TO (TSV).
April 2015: Czech airline company Travel Service (TVS) has completed acquisition of a 34% stake in Czech Airlines (CSA), becoming (CSA)’s newest and 2nd largest shareholder. The deal was approved by the European Commission (EC) in December 2014.
As a result of the transaction, Korean Air (KAL) remains the major shareholder, with 44%, followed by Travel Service (TVS) (34%), Czech Aeroholding (19.735%), and Pojišovna (2.265%).
Czech Airlines (CSA) said it viewed “the entry of Travel Service (TVS) into its management structure as an important step towards enhancing the management principles of a private business entity and an opportunity to continue transforming (CSA) into a modern European air carrier.”
(CSA)'s board of directors remains unchanged, and the restructuring process approved by shareholders in September 2014 continues, with the emphasis on increasing operational efficiency, and changing the company’s business model and routes management.
Travel Service (TVS) was founded in 1997 and operates scheduled and charter flights under the SmartWings (SMW) brand (since 2004) and private business jet services (since 2007).
January 2016: AerCap Holdings signed lease agreements in 2015 for 276 aircraft (vs 249 in 2014), purchased 46 (vs 33), and sold 83 others (vs 83), ending year with portfolio of about 1,700 aircraft (vs 1,660). AerCap (DEA) also executed its 1st Boeing 737 MAX placement with deal for 10 with Travel Service (TVL).