Budapest Airport has expanded its services by opening a new route to China, connecting the Hungarian capital to another city. The new destination added to the network is Ningbo, and it is expected that there will be more flights between Hungary and China.
Shanghai Airlines New Route
Shanghai Airlines has opened a new route to connect Ningbo and Budapest that are operated via Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flight from Ningbo arrives in Budapest at 9:40 PM and takes off to Ningbo at 11:55 PM. This would mean having two weekly flights to the Chinese destination.
The Importance of Flights between Hungary and China
Hungary has strong economic partnerships with China. According to Balázs Bogáts, Chief Commercial Officer of Budapest Airport, there is still a high demand for flights for both business and leisure purposes between the two countries. There have been more than 20,000 passengers in the first quarter alone who booked flights between Hungary and China.
Other Direct Flights Available
Apart from Shanghai Airlines new route, there are three other destinations in China accessible through direct flights from Budapest. Air China has been providing flights to Beijing, the Chinese capital, and Chongqing. Previously mentioned Shanghai Airlines also has a route to Shanghai.
The opening of new flights between Hungary and China will facilitate trade, tourism, and investment opportunities for both countries. With the addition of more routes and flights between China and Hungary, it can help strengthen the economic partnership between the two countries.
Questions & Answers
What is the new Shanghai Airlines route that is now available from Budapest? Shanghai Airlines has opened a new route from Ningbo to Budapest this summer, which is currently available.
Where is Ningbo located? Ningbo is located in the Yangtze Delta region, in the north-eastern part of Zhejiang province in China.
Are there any other Chinese destinations that can be reached directly from Budapest? Besides Ningbo, Budapest has direct flights to Beijing and Chongqing thanks to Air China, and Shanghai thanks to Shanghai Airlines.
How many flights per week are planned to be available between Hungary and China in the future? Budapest Airport and Shanghai Airlines are working on operating up to 10 flights per week between Hungary and China in the future.
What types of classes are available on the Shanghai Airlines flights between Budapest and Ningbo? Shanghai Airlines will be operating Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its two routes, with four available classes: first class, business class, premium tourist class, and regular tourist class.
Why is there a high demand for flights connecting Hungary and China? There is a great economic partnership between Hungary and China, making it important to have a sufficient number of flights available. Additionally, some people travel for business purposes while others go on holidays.
How many passengers have booked flights connecting Hungary and China in the first quarter of this year? Over 20,000 passengers have booked flights connecting Hungary and China in the first quarter of this year, despite there being fewer flights compared to the pre-pandemic period.