China's first direct flight from Beijing to Minsk, Belarus was launched by Air China on May 1.
This air route runs four times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to Budapest, Hungary, via Minsk. The return flight will be direct from Budapest.
The flight is in line with China's Belt and Road Initiative, the company said. The Belt and Road routes run through the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, connecting vibrant East Asia economic circle at one end and developed European economic circle at the other.