BUDAPEST, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Due to the ever-increasing number of Chinese passengers coming to Hungary, Budapest Airport is putting extra effort into services offered to Chinese travelers in order to improve the comfort of their journey, the airport announced here Friday.
"To meet the demands of Chinese tourists, Budapest Airport has been implementing a series of developments," the airport said in a statement obtained by Xinhua.
"The airport is now introducing new payment methods -- Alipay and Unionpay -- preferred by Chinese tourists," the statement added.
The number of passengers traveling by air between Hungary and China approached 200,000 people last year, and many more are expected this year with the launch of weekly three direct flights from Shanghai to Budapest with brand new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners operated by Shanghai Airlines from June 7, according to the airport.
For improved comfort and availability of information for Chinese travelers, the airport will also install Chinese signs in the terminals in the second half of 2019.
The new signs will facilitate tourist orientation at the airport, and also provide information about the most commonly used services such as VAT reclaim, lounges, meeting points, and bathrooms.
The airport added: "In addition to this, Budapest Airport has recruited a Mandarin-speaking marketing specialist to provide terminal services for passengers from China."