Hungary’s Orban takes low-cost flight home, but some cry foul (PHOTO)
Orban was photographed while returning from Italy on Monday evening. According to Heti Világgazdaság weekly, he was traveling with two of his daughters on a Wizz Air flight, a Hungarian low-cost airline. He read from a tablet device while waiting for boarding and reportedly paid for food in-flight.
Oh, yes, Orbán, the typical dictator, flies together with, and among the people on the cheap Wizzair. And even pays for it! Everybody, incl. the staff was shocked, for nobody knew that he would fly with them. https://t.co/GFI4wnqtrspic.twitter.com/WRWGSsel4w— Ávóntanácsadónő (@AVOntanacsadono) July 18, 2019
The prime minister didn’t have his security detail with him on the trip, the report says, although plainclothes Italian police officers may have been present at the Milan airport. In Budapest Orban boarded a minivan and left instead of using public transportation.
The newspaper, however, voiced skepticism over Orban’s travel arrangements, saying it looked like a publicity stunt. The Hungarian leader has been criticized for his regular use of private jets owned by wealthy businessmen as well as Hungarian military aircraft to travel around.
Heti Világgazdaság cited a photo posted on Orban’s Facebook account last week – in which he is shown eating a plain sausage and bun for breakfast in Hungarian parliament – as more “evidence” of a media spin in action.
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