Hungary, China resume regular passenger flights

An Air China's Beijing-Budapest flight lands at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary on July 07, 2022. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua)  

The decision to resume the Beijing-Budapest flight is a milestone that will promote tourism, trade and the overall Hungarian economy, said Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade on his Facebook page earlier. 

BUDAPEST, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A direct flight from Beijing landed at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport Thursday, marking the official resumption of regular passenger flights between Hungary and China.

Direct air links between the two countries were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.     

Passengers queue to check in for the Air China's resumed Beijing-Budapest flight at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary on July 07, 2022. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua)

The Beijing-Budapest flight will be operated by Air China every Thursday, according to plans.

The decision to resume the Beijing-Budapest flight is a milestone that will promote tourism, trade and the overall Hungarian economy, said Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade on his Facebook page earlier.

Air China launched the first direct passenger flight between the capitals of China and Hungary on May 1, 2015. 

Participants take part in the Budapest SUP(Stand Up Paddle) 2022 on the Danube river in front of the Parliament building in downtown Budapest, Hungary on June 11, 2022. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua)

Editor: Gao Jingyan