Hainan Airlines gears up for Calgary-Beijing route starting June 30

Hainan Airlines gears up for Calgary-Beijing route starting June 30

CALGARY — Hainan Airlines plans to launch the first-ever nonstop service from Calgary to Beijing this summer.

This is the airline’s second Canadian route and its first from Western Canada.

Starting  June 30 Hainan will operate a two-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner three days a week. The new flight complements the carrier’s existing nonstop service from Toronto to Beijing, where connections can be made to other major cities in China, such as Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Competitive through fares will be offered to both Beijing and to points beyond.

“We are delighted to announce our latest nonstop flight from Calgary to Beijing,” said Hainan Airlines Vice President Hou Wei. “Calgary is the second city in Canada that Hainan Airlines will serve, having launched Toronto to Beijing in 2010. This route will further enhance cross-cultural and economic exchanges between China and Canada, and will provide excellent service for our valued passengers.”

International business class passengers can take advantage of Hainan’s exclusive complimentary private limo service in Beijing (the service in Calgary is coming soon), dine on gourmet cuisine and relax in fully flat seats with inflight turndown service. Hainan’s personal entertainment system is available to all passengers as well as complimentary meals and beverages. The new direct service from Beijing to Calgary will start with three flights a week (later to be increased to four) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The duration of the flight is approximately 12 hours.