Hainan Airlines launches China’s longest domestic route
Hainan Airlines on 1 December introduced daily flights on the domestic route between Harbin (HRB) in China’s north-east and Sanya, located on Hainan Island.
At 3,476 kilometres it sets a new record for the longest domestic airport pair served in China, beating the 3,375-kilometre route from Shenzhen to Urumqi, also operated by Hainan Airlines.
A330-300s will serve the route. This becomes the airline’s 15th route from Harbin and 18th route from Sanya. Harbin Taiping International Airport handled 10.26 million passengers in 2013 making it China’s 23rd busiest airport, while Sanya Phoenix International Airport handled 12.87 million passengers in 2013 ranking it 19th in China.
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