Hungary is set to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) from parties interested in operating subsidized flights between Budapest and any of Podgorica (Montenegro), Pristina (Kosovo), Skopje (Macedonia), Tirana (Albania), and Sofia (Bulgaria).

According to EX-YU Aviation News, the tender will be published in the European Union's Official Journal and is open to any carrier registered within the European Union (EU).

Hungary's Ministry of National Development says reopening the routes, last served by the now defunct Malev (MA, Budapest), will help foster trade and tourism ties.

Thus far, Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) has been touted as a possible applicant while local Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) is also expected to put in a proposal.