Air China to relaunch Budapest-Beijing direct flights
State-owned Air China is scheduled to relaunch direct flights between Beijing and Budapest as of May 1, with Airbus A330 planes flying four times a week between the two capitals, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference today in Budapest.
The flights from Beijing are planned to make a short stop in Minsk, Belarus, but there will be no stopover on the return flight from Budapest, the minister added while discussing the details.
Hungarian news agency MTI noted that there has not been a direct air connection between the two cities since March 2012, when Chinese airline Hainan discontinued its scheduled Budapest-Beijing flight operated under a code-sharing agreement with the then-grounded Hungarian national carrier Malév.
Air China has 523 aircraft in service, which travel to 326 destinations all around the world. The airline has direct flights from China to 14 cities in Europe. In 2013, Air China had a revenue of $15 bln and carried 78 million passengers, according to MTI.
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