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Hainan Airlines recently launched its first non-stop flight from Shanghai to Brussels.

The Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, said that this was a very important moment for the relationship between China and Belgium. They signed this agreement just one year ago and have now made a commitment which will strengthen the link between both countries.

Official data reveals that more than 120 million Chinese citizens go abroad every year. With this direct flight, it is certain that many more Chinese tourists are going to start choosing Belgium as a starting point for their European tours and travel.

Belgium is a terrific gateway to the EU. There is a strong relationship and friendship between both countries and they want to develop this relationship using projects like this one.

This announcement coincided with the 46th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between both the countries. The service will run three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.