A cargo plane took off from the Ningbo Lishe International Airport in East China's Zhejiang Province for Budapest on Wednesday, marking the official launch of a cargo route between the two cities.
Loaded with epidemic prevention and control supplies, daily necessities and cross-border e-commerce goods, the Flight 7035 will land at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Hungary at around 8 p.m. (Beijing Time).
It is also the first direct air cargo route to cities in Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) from Ningbo Lishe International Airport.
Operated by Eastern Air Logistics, the Ningbo-Budapest freight route includes two flights a week. Each one-way flight can handle a maximum loading capacity of 35 tons.
Trade growth between Ningbo and CEEC, especially Hungary, increased rapidly in recent years. From January to April, Ningbo’s imports from 17 Central and Eastern European countries hit a record high, according to the Ningbo Customs.
The second China-CEEC Expo & International Consumer Goods Fair will be held in Ningbo from June 8 to 11.