The flights will not only facilitate procurements for health and epidemic control, but also help Hungarian products reach Asian markets, Deputy Minister Tamás Schanda announced. The air bridge will support the launch of two-way trade after the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, he added.
The starting point for the flights is Zhengzhou, a city in central China with a population of more than 7 million. The return flight provides an opportunity to transport Hungarian goods to the Far East, increasing exports and strengthening the Hungarian economy.
The flights are operated by UTA (Universal Translink Airline), a member of the CECZ group of companies, which is primarily responsible for developing and facilitating trade in China and Central and Eastern Europe.
The flight will operate three times a week from October 2020 until the end of 2021 and then increase to four times from early November to the end of January. About 170 aircraft are expected to be used in the scheduled flights between China and Hungary during the entire period.