Air China plans to start Beijing – Minsk – Budapest services from May 1, 2015, meeting the needs of more travelers to Europe. The only direct route from China to Belarus and Hungary can bring you to quaint Russian architecture and the charming “Gem on the Danube.”
The four-time weekly Beijing – Minsk – Budapest services CA721/722 are operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:00 Beijing time and arrives in Minsk at 16:50 local time and in Budapest at 18:20 local time. The return flight departs from Budapest at 19:00 and arrives in Beijing at 11:50 Beijing time on the second day. The route is to be operated with Airbus A330-200, which all classes of service are outfitted with personal entertainment systems and Business Class offers full-flat seats, guaranteeing passengers a truly pleasant journey.
With increasing exchanges between China and Europe in recent years, the market demand for air transportation has been growing rapidly. In 2014, the passenger throughput of the Minsk airport experienced a robust 19% increase over the previous year. The year 2015 marks the 66th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Hungary. Official statistics suggest that since Hungary was formally opened to Chinese tourists in 2003, the number of Chinese tourists visiting the country has been increasing at an annual rate of 15%. Recently, Hungary has become one of the most important destinations for Chinese tourists to Eastern Europe.