Hainan Airlines launches Shenzhen-Zurich service on August 27

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2759 (msn 38056) LHR (SPA). Image: 941739.

On August 27, Hainan Airlines announced the formal launch of service between Shenzhen and Zurich.

The service is the first nonstop flight connecting China’s GuangzhouShenzhen area with Switzerland, and is also the airline’s 7th intercontinental flight originating from Shenzhen.

The airline will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the new route with two round-trip flights per week. Hainan Airlines flight HU741, the inaugurate flight of the carrier’s new ShenzhenZurich service, took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 1:20 am on August 27 Beijing time, and successfully landed at Zurich Airport the same day, at 7:55 am local time.

In 2018, Hainan Airlines launched the ShenzhenBrussels, ShenzhenMadrid, ShenzhenTianjinVancouver, GuangzhouTel Aviv and ShenzhenZurich services in China’s GuangzhouShenzhen area, and is scheduled to launch the ShenzhenVienna service on October 20.

Besides destinations mentioned above, Hainan Airlines international services now fly from Shenzhen to Brisbane, Cairns, Oakland, Zurich, Sihanouk, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Ventiane, Luang Prabang, Da Nang and Nha Trang.The airline has established an increasingly expanded international flight network that makes it ever easier for travelers to transit between long- and short-range flights originating out of the same or nearby airports in the area. The ShenzhenZurich service will complement the services already in place, greatly reducing flight and transit times for passengers.

Hainan Airlines’ Shenzhen-Zurich Flight Timetable:

Flight No.



Departure City

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Arrival City





1:20 am

 7:55 am






11:40 am

 5:00 am +1


Top Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2759 (msn 38056) LHR (SPA). Image: 941739.

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