Hainan Airlines will launch a Beijing-Manchester route in June of 2016, the first nonstop service between the two cities.
HNA Group Chairman Chen Feng said: “As a company born in China and now actively expanding into international markets, Hainan Airlines is doing its bit to assure the success of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and has progressively been adding nonstop flights connecting China with Europe over the last few years.
“I believe that the Beijing-Manchester route that will be launched will serve to create a new air bridge.”
The Beijing-Manchester route will be Hainan Airlines’ sixth international route following the launch of the Chongqing-Rome, Beijing-San Jose, Shanghai-Boston, Shanghai-Seattle and Beijing-Prague routes earlier this year.
The launch of the Beijing-Manchester route will further improve Hainan Airlines’ global network.
With more international routes on tap to be launched by the airline, travellers from China will find it much easier to visit major cities around the world through Hainan Airlines’ network as well as those of its global partners, as well as to be serviced by any of the airports under Manchester Airports Group.