Government-backed China Eastern will own a majority 51 per cent share in the new carrier, which will be called Sanya International Airlines.
China and Spain are better connected by air as of now, thanks to the new codeshare agreement between Iberia and Hainan Airlines. Iberia customers can now fly direct from Madrid to Shenzhen on a flight operated by Hainan.
The route is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first being to Rome, Italy.
As China has risen to prominence in international tourism its airlines have become world leaders. Among the best is Hainan Airlines, based Hainan province, the largest special economic zone in China. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more about this rapidly developing carrier
Hainan Airlines has launched a non-stop service between Shenzhen, China and Cairns, Australia. The maiden flight of Hainan Airlines HU745, which took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 22:50 and landed at Cairns Airport at 08:30.
Hainan Airlines has led winners at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017, taking the trophy for World’s Leading Airline - Business Class. Also receiving top titles during the glittering red carpet event were Deer Jet, recognised as World’s Leading Private Jet Charter, and Aeroflot.
Ouyang Chen, manager, service department, Hainan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about winning at the World Travel Awards.
Ouyang Chen, service department manager, Hainan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the airline’s victory at the World Travel Awards.
Heathrow has today confirmed that Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a new direct service from the UK’s hub airport to Qingdao, the home of Tsingtao beer and one of the fastest growing cities in China. The new route will connect passengers and cargo directly from Heathrow to Qingdao for the first time, providing three direct services every week starting this summer.