Budapest Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese airport Xi’an Xianyang International to strengthen relationships between the two airports and highlight Budapest in China as a prime gateway to Central and Southeastern Europe. The MoU was signed during the recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
“Strong economic cooperation is only possible between two countries if they are well-connected, which is why aviation connections through direct flights between Hungary and China are of key importance,” said Péter Szijjártó, minister of foreign affairs and trade for Hungary.
“For this reason, we are delighted that a cooperation agreement between the airport of Xi’an and Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport has been signed, as this agreement may link additional Chinese cities to the network where direct flights are available from Hungary.”
Budapest Airport will also sign an MoU with Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in May during a planned Chinese delegation visit to Budapest, to further strengthen aviation links between Hungary and China.
Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport, added, “Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Budapest share a great dynamic of growth, and we are very confident that we can mutually benefit from this cooperation.”