The launch of Budapest Airport’s link to Shanghai saw a major development for the gateway earlier this year. In partnership with China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines’ three times weekly service to China’s largest city meant the previously underserved Budapest-Asia market was significantly boosted, as well as making the region and beyond more accessible than ever.
Today, Hungary’s capital city airport demonstrates the market opportunity as the airline confirms the operation will become daily from this December, just six months after initially launching the link. The additional flights include an operation via Chengdu and Xian twice-weekly to compliment the Shanghai link which, including an established Beijing link with Air China, now sees Budapest offer four nonstop connections to China. Recognizing the demand for further capacity on the route, Shanghai Airlines’ expansion will see a significant boost from 89,000 seats annually to 207,000.
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