Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec have celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight – which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 – used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants in China.
As part of a large scale expansion in North America, China’s Hainan Airlines has announced it plans to begin three new non-stop routes between the United States and China. Service will be inaugurated from Silicon Valley’s Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Beijing on June 15th, from Boston’s Logan Airport to Shanghai’s Pudong Airport on June 20th, and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Shanghai Pudong on June 22nd.
HNA Group or China has continued to expand its airline portfolio, with the official launch GX Airlines - a new carrier based in southern region of Guangxi. The start-up airline launched its inaugural flight earlier, from its home base at Nanning, the capital of scenic Guangxi.
SkyTrax has recognised Hainan Airlines as the ‘Best Airline in China’ for the fifth consecutive year. Revealing the annual winners of its covered awards, SkyTrax also presented the airline with the title of ‘Best Staff Service in China’.
Boeing and Hainan Airlines today announced that the two companies are finalising terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 50 737 MAX 8s, reaffirming the Chinese airline’s preference for an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet. The commitment, valued at more than $5.1 billion at current list prices, will be subject to the approval of the Chinese government and will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.
China’s Hainan Airlines has launched non-stop services between Boston’s Logan Airport and Beijing, representing the first scheduled non-stop flight between New England and mainland China in history. The route will use the industry’s most advanced airliner - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Travelport, a travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announces Hainan Airlines as the latest carrier to sign up for Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising technology – a key component of the Travelport Merchandising Platform.
China’s Hainan Airlines officially commenced non-stop service from Chicago to Beijing, opening the airline’s newest American gateway. Mainland China’s only certified Skytrax® five-star airline will operate service out of Chicago twice per week on Tuesdays and Sundays
Boeing and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. The delivery is the first of ten 787s for Hainan Airlines. “Today is a great day for Hainan Airlines as the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient airplane in the world joins our fleet,” said Mu Weigang, vice chairman of Hainan Airlines.
American Airlines and Beijing-based Hainan Airlines have implemented their new codeshare agreement, providing significant growth opportunities for American in China and for Hainan in the United States. Customers can now book these new codeshare flights for travel beginning March 25.
American Airlines and Beijing-based Hainan Airlines have signed an agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights and to offer their frequent flyer members new opportunities to earn and redeem miles/points. The agreement, subject to government approval, will open many new markets that will complement American’s existing service to China.
American Airlines and Beijing-based Hainan Airlines have signed an agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights and to offer their frequent flyer members new opportunities to earn and redeem miles/points, while providing new growth opportunities for American in China and for Hainan Airlines in the United States.