Air China will resume flights between Beijing and Budapest on July 7th, which have been suspended for more than two years. Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced on his official Facebook page.
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The airline was forced to suspend its flights more than two years ago due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Szijjártó wrote on Facebook.
We can now begin to rebuild all that the virus took from us,”
the minister said, calling Air China’s decision a milestone in reviving Hungary’s economy by boosting trade and tourism.
The minister recalled that “more than seven years ago, on May 1, 2015, we welcomed Air China’s first direct flight between Beijing and Budapest.”
According to the airline’s website, an Airbus A330 will operate once a week on Thursdays between the two capitals, starting July 7th.
Featured image: Illustration – Air China’s first flight to Budapest lands on the tarmac of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport on May 1, 2015. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI