Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, will add non-stop services from Shanghai to the Hungarian capital Budapest beginning this June, giving China a direct link with the Central European country.

The three-times-weekly service will debut on 7 June 2019, served by three-class Boeing 787-9 aircraft configured with business class, premium economy and economy class seats.

Flights to Budapest will leave Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) at 0040 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and land in Budapest at 0600. The return leg is scheduled to depart from Budapest at 1230 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and arrive in Shanghai at 0450 the next day.

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
FM869/MU869 Shanghai (PVG) Budapest (BUD) 00:40 06:00 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
FM870/MU870 Budapest (BUD) Shanghai (PVG) 12:30 04:50 +1 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Besides this new route, Air China has been operating direct flights to Budapest with its Beijing-Minsk-Budapest service since 2015. But there are no non-stop flights between China and Hungary for the moment.