Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced the launch of direct flights connecting Budapest and the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Xi’an after talks with the chairman of airline China Eastern in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Chengdu and Xi’an are the capitals of China’s Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces, respectively.
With the new lines,
the number of flights between China and Hungary grows to eleven, he noted.
Competition for drawing Chinese tourists is harsh in central and eastern Europe as they are among those spending most on their holidays and so they contribute greatly to the target country’s economy, the minister said.
Szijjártó is in Shanghai for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE).
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