All jokes aside from the title, I know it is not new, but it is new to me.
Apparently this airline stopped operations in 2012, and was started in 1946. It was also a part of the Oneworld Alliance.
Maybe some European folks that are older knew about this airline!
I’ve never heard this airline before…
Me neither till I flew it for a BAVA ROTW
Been here since the Dash came out in 2016 I believe.
Really? I swear I’ve never seen it before
I have not seen it before either.
Wait what! Malev Hungarian Airlines isn’t very well known since they filed bankruptcy in 2012! They were know for s short period of time!
I was just as surprised as you when I first saw this livery on the Q400 when it was released in 2016.
Malev (Malév) was Hungary’s flag carrier (national) airline from 1946 until its collapse in 2012. It became a member of the OneWorld Alliance as well. For more info, visit this Wikipedia page!
In my opinion, Malév had the best commercial song ever, which was composed by Gábor Presser, a well known Hungarian musician.
Here is a short video about Malév, showing images of its fleet from the start and how the livery changed over time, as well as telling the story of the iconic commercial song: MALÉV zene, reklám, múltidézés, búcsú, Presser interjú(music, tv spots, history, tribute, interview) - YouTube .
This video also has the last ATC/pilot communications of the last Malév flight and the one when the planes had to leave Hungary to return to their owners. (for the “Malév szignál” [the song on its own], follow this link)
The video is in Hungarian but also has English subtitles/translation.
The date format is year-month-day.
It was the national carrier of Hungary until its bankrupcy in 2012.02.03 06;00LT
The airline was operating with B737-800/700/600
In the early 2000’s they also had 737-200
Count on Infinite Flight to add liveries barely anyone will use 👏