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Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Boston service resumes on November 26

At 1:18 pm Beijing time on November 26, 2023 Hainan Airlines’ nonstop flight HU729 from Beijing to Boston departed from Beijing Capital International Airport and landed at Boston’s Logan International Airport at 2:09 pm local time.

The event marks the successful resumption of Hainan Airlines’ first China-US route since the COVID-19 outbreak and represents the airline’s seventh intercontinental route originating from Beijing.

Passengers of Hainan Airlines Beijing-Boston flight have checked in.

Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Boston route is scheduled for three round-trip flights every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, using Boeing 787-9 wide-body airliners. The outbound flight departs from Beijing Capital International Airport at 1:20 pm local time and arrives at Boston Logan International Airport at 3:40 pm local time, with a flight duration of approximately 15 hours and 20 minutes. The return flight departs Boston at 5:40 pm local time, with a brief stop in Seattleand arrives in Beijing two days later at 3:30 amlocal time. The estimated total flight time is 20 hours and 50 minutes. All times mentioned are local, and actual flight schedules should be checked for confirmation.

Schedule: The detailed schedule of Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Boston/Boston-Seattle-Beijing route is as follows (all schedules are in local time)

Flight No.Airplane 
Flight Date
Wednesdays, Fridays and 
1:20 pm3:40 pmNovember 26, 2023-
March 9, 2024
5:40 pm3:30am+2
Flight No.Aircraft 
Route ScheduleDeparture
Flight Date
HU729787-9Beijing –
Wednesdays, Fridays and 
1:20 pm4:40 pmMarch 10, 2024 – 
March 30, 2024
HU730787-9Boston –
6:40 pm3:30 am+2

Note: Flight information is subject to change without notice.

Hainan Airlines resumes Chongqing-Paris service

Hainan Airlines held a press event at Yuzhou Hotel Chongqing on the afternoon of November 22 to announce the resumption of direct flight service between Chongqing and Paris. The inaugural flight is slated to depart from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 2:30 AM Beijing time on November 28, touching down at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 7:20 AM Paris time on the same day. The reinstated flights marks the first restored connection from China’s central and western regions to Paris, further enhancing Hainan Airlines’ European network from Chongqing, which already includes direct services to Rome and Madrid.

The Chongqing-Paris route will be serviced by a luxurious Boeing 787 wide-body aircraft. Round-trip flights will depart Chongqing every Tuesday. 

Schedule for Hainan Airlines’ Chongqing-Paris route (all times listed are local):

Flight No. Aircraft Model Frequency Departure City Departure Time Arrival Time Arrival City 
HU717 Boeing 787 Weekly on Tuesdays Chongqing  2:30 AM  7:20 AM Paris 
HU718 Boeing 787 Weekly on Tuesdays Paris 11:30 AM  5:00 AM+1 Chongqing 

Reuters: HNA Group orders dozens of Airbus A330neo jets

From Reuters:

HNA Group has reportedly restructured its order with Airbus.

Last month Airbus announced an order for 40 A330neo aircraft but did not identify the buyer.

Sources are stating to Reuters the order is from the HNA Group but the group is also facing a financial crisis with the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Bloomberg is also reporting China is planning to take over indebted HNA Group and sell off the assets of the company.

Read the full report.

Hainan Airlines completes the inaugural flight to Chicago O’Hare

Group photo of the crew on the maiden voyage of Hainan Airlines’ Chengdu-Chicago service

Hainan Airlines made this announcement:

At 9 pm on September 16 Beijing time, Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd.’s flight HU705 took off from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, marking the start of the airline’s second direct, nonstop service between mainland China and Chicago, following the initiation of nonstop service between Beijing and Chicago. It is also the third nonstop service between Chengdu and North America, following the roll out of the ChengduLos Angeles and the ChengduNew York nonstop services.

The route, with two round trip flights weekly, will be serviced by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Business class will be equipped with 180-degree flatbed seats, BOSE noise cancelling headphones and luxury kits, while every seat on the aircraft is equipped with an exclusive  entertainment system. All passengers will be served with both Western and Oriental cuisines. Passengers can also use their portable electronic devices on board.

The airline now operates several routes with destinations in North America, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Tijuana, Toronto and Vancouver, forming a comprehensive network with convenient connections to rapid transit and multimodal transportation at each destination, expanding the number of  travel choices for passengers en route to North America.

Hainan Airlines’ Chengdu-Chicago Flight Schedule (All times are local):

Flight No.



Departure City

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Arrival City


Boeing 787



  9:00 pm

10:10 pm



Boeing 787



12:10 am

  4:10 am +1


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Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Oslo nonstop service on May 15

(PRNewsFoto/Hainan Airlines Co., LTD)

Hainan Airlines plans to formally launch nonstop service between Beijing and Oslo on May 15.

This will be the first direct route between mainland China and Norway as well as the airline’s first nonstop Nordic service.

The Beijing-Oslo route, with three round trip flights weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will be serviced by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 32 seats in business class and 262 seats in economy class.

Hainan's 2016 "Ha! MANchester" promotional livery

Above Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-8287 (msn 1703) (Ha! MANchester) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937031.

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The airline now operates 21 routes with destinations in Europe including Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Edinburgh, Zurich, Vienna, Manchester, Madrid and Moscow.

Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Oslo Flight Schedule (All times are local):

Hainan Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with “Dream Feather” interiors

Hainan Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner’s Business Class with “Dream Feather” interiors

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd.’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with “Dream Feather” interiors was delivered to the airline’s hangars at Haikou Meilan International Airport on March 28, marking an overall upgrade of the airline’s brand visual design. The visually pleasing, light and elegant cabin environment assures passengers of a comfortable and stress-free travel experience and makes flying easier.

Hainan Airlines partnered with renowned UK-based design firm PriestmanGoode to create the “Dream Feather” concept. The British firm completed the project in under two years, upgrading the airline’s “look” across the board, including the cabin environment, air-to-ground service supplies and service logos. The “Dream Feather” concept is based on the idea that a feather in a dream is often presented as a feather that is floating in the air or a “feather in flight”. The minimalist feather pattern has been applied in various spaces where the airline’s branding appears, including on the wallpaper, the curtains, the seat and the floor of the aircraft, creating a unique brand identity that will be easily remembered by passengers.

The “Dream Feather” Dreamliner introduces Super Economy class for the first time, adding a third class to the already existing two, which now has a total of 294 seats, 26 business class seats, 21 super economy class seats and 247 economy class seats. Business class, with “Champagne gold” as the dominant tone, has adopted the mainstream 1-2-1 reverse fishbone layout. The airline chose Super Diamond seats from high-end seat manufacturer Rockwell Collins, with spacing between the seat in front upgraded to 46 inches, the ideal distance between reverse herringbone seat. The spaciousness of the area allocated to the passenger, including five places for storage coupled with the golden yarn flickering under the light in the gentle atmosphere, highlight the noble luxury quality. The new Super Economy class, with the light and fashionable “Silver grey” as the dominant tone, equipped with the award-winning Rockwell Collins MIQ seat, comes appointed with four-way head restraints, seat backs that recline up to seven inches, an iPad bracket as well as individual power plug and USB charging port, offering convenient and easy smart travel for passengers. Economy class, with the “Burgundy red” as the dominant tone, is equipped with the popular Recaro CL3710 seat, patented seven-way adjustable head restraints, an ergonomic waist support cushion and a uniquely designed and positioned book and newspaper holder that adds more than one inch of leg room to create a more comfortable travelling experience. The cabin deploys situational lighting, inspired by the natural colors of a river and the sun and moon, delivering a naturally alternating balance between light and shadow.

The all new cabin is equipped with cutting-edge “Hai Studio” hardware and the latest Panasonic EX3 entertainment system, while business, super economy and economy classes respectively feature 18-inch, 13-inch, and 12-inch 1080P HD screens. The entertainment system’s visually-pleasing interface details all media options, while a “recommended” tag and a “score” informs the passenger as to the popularity of each selection. In addition, the wake-up service comes with multiple options that include choices to set a wake-up call for meals and aircraft landing. Furthermore, a tutorial function makes it easy for the traveler to effortlessly navigate all the available features.

Besides the outstanding cabin environment and hardware, Hainan Airlines’ entirely new air-to-ground service supplies, logos and ground premium VIP Check-in areas were also designed with the “Dream Feather” image to present a consistent visual effect from the moment the passenger steps into the check-in area to the moment he or she disembarks from the plane. The premium VIP check-in areas with the “Dream Feather” design have already formally “opened for business” in Beijing and Xi’an.

Hainan Airlines’ new 787-9 Dreamliner with “Dream Feather” interiors is scheduled to serve routes from Beijing to Haikou, Sanya, Chengdu, Changsha, Guiyang, Fuzhou, Xiamen and other domestic cities as well as international routes between Beijing and destinations in North America. Passengers on these routes will have the opportunity to experience Hainan Airlines’ brand-new brand image, bathed in an atmosphere that lets one feel well-taken care of while enjoying a stress-free travel experience and flying easier.

Photo: Hainan Airlines.

Hainan Airlines to launch Guiyang-Paris service on March 24

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2728 (msn 34938) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937562.

Hainan Airlines will launch nonstop service between Guiyang, China and Paris on March 24, its fourth nonstop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi’anParis, ChongqingParis and ShenzhenParis.

The once weekly GuiyangParis route will be flown by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and takes off every Sunday.

Hainan Airlines has to date launched 20 European routes servicing Berlin, Brussels, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Manchester, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Zurich.

Guiyang-Paris Flight Schedule (All times are local):

Top Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2728 (msn 34938) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937562.

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Hainan Airlines opens a new Haikou – Osaka link

Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-84P WL N5515X (B-1928) (msn 39208) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 922738.

Hainan Airlines opened a new direct air route on Thursday morning (February 28) between Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, and Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city.

Tourists visit Qilou ancient street in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, on Feb. 6, 2019, the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

It is this year’s first international air flight from Haikou launched by Hainan Airlines, which has so far opened a number of international routes linking Haikou with cities including Rome, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

Hainan will use a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and operate three flights per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The inaugural flight took off at 8:40 a.m. BJT before arriving in Osaka at 1:40 p.m. JPT. It is scheduled to return to Haikou at 7:15 p.m. BJT after departing from Osaka at 2:40 p.m. JPT on the same day.

Top Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-84P WL N5515X (B-1928) (msn 39208) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 922738.

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Hainan Airlines to launch Shenzhen-Tel Aviv nonstop service on February 22

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-7835 (msn 62712) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 944329.

Hainan Airlines plans to launch nonstop service between Shenzhen, China and Tel Aviv, Israel on February 22. The route, with two round trip flights weekly on Mondays and Fridays, will be serviced by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flights will depart from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 1:35 am Beijing time (BJT) and arrive at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport at 7:35 am Israel Standard Time (IST). The return flight will depart from Tel Aviv at 12:10 pm IST and arrive in Shenzhen at 5:00 am BJT the next day.

Shenzhen is one of the first places where China’s economic reform, now in its fortieth year, was initiated. As one of China’s three major technology and financial centers, the city’s aviation market has huge potential. In recent years, Hainan Airlines has launched over ten long-distance intercontinental routes originating from Shenzhen, with service to and from Brussels, Madrid, Paris and Vancouver, among several other destinations.

Hainan Airlines’ Shenzhen-Tel Aviv Flight Schedule (All times are local).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-7835 (msn 62712) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 944329.

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Hainan Airlines to launch nonstop Vancouver-Shenzhen service on January 28

First flight on January 15, 2019

Hainan Airlines plans to formally launch nonstop service between Shenzhen and Vancouver on January 28, with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first nonstop international route connecting Shenzhen and a city in Canada.

A luxury Boeing 787-9 wide-body aircraft with a spacious and comfortable cabin layout will service the new routes. Business class will be equipped with reverse herringbone seating, while every seat on the aircraft comes wired with an exclusive on-demand entertainment system and every passenger will be served sumptuous offerings from both Western and Oriental cuisines. Passengers can also use their portable electronic devices on board.

Hainan Airlines now operates non-stop services between Shenzhen and Auckland, Brisbane, Brussels, Cairns, Madrid, Paris, Vienna and Zurich. The airline now operates 19 routes with destinations in North America including Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Tijuana, Toronto and Vancouver, creating a rapid transit network complemented by easy transfer to intermodal forms of transportation.

Flight Schedule (All times are local):

Top Copyright Photo: Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-208S (msn 62726) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 945303.

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