Fly Balaton Airport
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Fly Balaton Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Fly Balaton Airport was considered the second most important airport in Hungary until financial problems hit.
  • Fly Balaton Airport is not far from the city of Keszthely where we also offer rental vehicles.
  • In the 1940s Fly Balaton Airport started as a military facility.
  • Fly Balaton Airport is a public airport today.

Fly Balaton Airport Mini Guide

Fly Balaton Airport is also known as Sarmellek International Airport and this Hungarian airport is the country's second largest.  Fly Balaton International Airport is located close to Lake Balaton which is considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in Hungary.

Fly Balaton Airport Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is actually referred to as the Hungarian Sea as this huge body of water is the largest fresh water lake in Europe. The lake is so big that you can hardly see the other side. Once you have picked up your hire car at Fly Balaton Airport you will see the lake after a drive of about 20 minutes.

From Fly Balaton International Airport (which has the airport code SOB) it is only possible to travel to Germany with Lufthansa. You can fly to Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg with Lufthansa Airlines.

Fly Balaton Airport Hungary

Fly Balaton International Airport was one of the most important airports in Hungary when it came under the ownerships of the local governments of Zalavar and Sarmellek, but the airport had public flights since 1991.

Latest Update from Fly Balaton Airport:

28/05/12 - FlyBalaton Airport now only operates seasonally due to financial problems. Only Lufthansa operate to it and their flights commenced this year on the 14th April and are provisionally due to cease for the winter on the 31st October.

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Fly Balaton Airport is also known as the Sarmellek International Airport (airport code SOB) because it is close to the village of Sarmellek. This is a popular airport for tourists on their summer holidays as it is located right next to the impressive Lake Balaton in Hungary.

They go there for the healing and relaxing properties of the waters and many spas have sprung up around this area. These include the spas at Zalakaros and Heviz. However recently Fly Balaton Airport has been in a state of flux due to financial problems. Today all of its flights serve German destinations.

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