Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of the China Eastern group, plans to launch direct flights from Ningbo to Budapest starting from June. This new air service agreement between China and Hungary will allow 42 pairs of flights per week between the two countries.
The New Direct Flights
Shanghai Airlines is set to operate direct flights between Ningbo Lishe International Airport and Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport once a week from 12 June. From July onwards, the service will be further extended to two direct flights a week – on Mondays and Thursdays. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will undertake this journey.
Travel Schedule & Details
The scheduled flight from Ningbo to Budapest will begin on 29 May, with the flight carrier set to operate two pairs of direct charter flights between the cities, resulting in one scheduled flight route per week between the two cities. The first arriving flight will touch down in Budapest at 21:40 local time on 29 May, with the return flight to Ningbo at 23:55. With the launch of this direct flight, Ningbo becomes the fourth Chinese city to have direct flights to Budapest. Budapest has direct flights from Beijing and Chongqing through Air China, and from Shanghai through Shanghai Airlines.
Travellers can purchase tickets for the direct flights through Shanghai Airlines' website or via other international and domestic travel booking platforms. These new direct flights are an excellent opportunity for tourists, business travellers and students who plan to visit Ningbo or Budapest.
Advantage for Hungary
The addition of more direct flights between Hungary and China will significantly benefit Hungary's tourism and business sectors. With China's investment in Hungary's automotive industry, there is a likelihood that many business travellers will prefer using direct flights to Hungary. This launch might also encourage other airlines to start direct flights between China and Hungary.
Questions & Answers
What is the new air service agreement between China and Hungary? The new air service agreement between China and Hungary allows for 42 pairs of flights per week between the two countries, including passenger and cargo flights, instead of the previous maximum of 21.
What airline is operating direct flights from Ningbo to Budapest? Shanghai Airlines, part of the China Eastern group, is operating direct flights from Ningbo to Budapest starting in mid-June.
How often will the Shanghai Airlines flights between Ningbo and Budapest take place? The flight schedule will be opened in two phases. Initially, there will be two pairs of direct charter flights between the two cities, followed by one scheduled flight per week from 12 June. From July onwards, the service will be extended to two direct flights per week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
What type of aircraft will Shanghai Airlines use to operate direct flights between Ningbo and Budapest? Shanghai Airlines will operate the route using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Which other Chinese cities have direct flights to Budapest? Beijing and Chongqing are currently served by Air China, while Shanghai Airlines connects Budapest with Shanghai. Ningbo will become the fourth Chinese city with direct flights to Budapest.
What time will the first Shanghai Airlines flight arrive in Budapest from Ningbo? The first flight from Ningbo is scheduled to arrive in Budapest at 21:40 local time on 29 May.