China -based Hainan Airlines formally opened a direct air route between Beijing and Manchester. The Beijing to Manchester new direct air service is more than 10-hours.



HNA Beijing-Manchester new direct air service:

Flight No. Route Departure Arrival Frequency
HU7903 Beijing-Manchester 01:45 06:05 Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
HU7904 Manchester-Beijing 12:25 05:50+1 Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

 

Hainan Airlines’ air route between Beijing and Manchester enables the first direct air service between the two big cities. The addition of the route at this time is also in response to and in support of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the program rolled out by Chinese President Xi Jinping, to rebuild a modern equivalent of the ancient silk route that joined China to Europe in ancient times, as well as the Northern Powerhouse program, the UK government’s program to boost economic growth in the north of England. The direct route creates not only an air traffic bridge between the two cities but also a new Silk Road in the air.

Hainan Airlines President Xie Haoming and Manchester Airport CEO Charlie Cornish exchange gifts (PRNewsFoto/Hainan Airlines Co., LTD)
Hainan Airlines President Xie Haoming and Manchester Airport CEO Charlie Cornish exchange gifts (PRNewsFoto/Hainan Airlines Co., LTD)

In 2016, Hainan Airlines opened several international routes, including ChangshaLos Angeles, BeijingTel Aviv and BeijingManchester. The new Beijing-Calgary route is scheduled to be launched later this month. Contributions from the international side of the business to the company’s revenue stream are growing year by year as Hainan Airlines expands rapidly in global markets. Hainan Airlines currently operates several intercontinental routes. With its comprehensive domestic network and partnerships with local airlines in the UK, the company will provide passengers travelling between China and the UK with more destination and route choices.

The airline has created its distinct Eastern hospitality by combining Chinese cultural aesthetics with its unique approach to an Oriental-style service. In addition, the company has built a new international brand image with its “Oriental Beauty” concept in a move to provide an enhanced level of services. Hainan Airlines has been named as a SKYTRAX five-star airline for five consecutive years. It is one of the world’s seven SKYTRAX five-star airlines and the only SKYTRAX member from mainland China. The airline has been widely recognized by Chinese and international travelers for the quality of its services.

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd., founded in January 1993, is committed to providing passengers with comprehensive and seamless air travel services as one of the world’s seven SKYTRAX five-star airlines and the only SKYTRAX member from mainland China.

Hainan Airlines has a young luxury fleet mainly composed of Boeing 737s, 787s and Airbus 330s configured for both passenger and cargo flights, providing passengers with premium first class in which each seat is surrounded by dividers assuring the passenger full privacy as well as a newly upgraded spacious and comfortable business class. The airline has, to date, launched over 700 inbound and outbound routes connecting passengers to more than 100 cities around the world, with comprehensive coverage across China and extending into Asia, Europe and North America.

For more information, please visit Hainan Airlines’ official global website www.hnair.com.