Hainan Airlines to launch direct flights between Boston and Beijing on June 20th
Hainan Airlines is expected to launch nonstop service between Boston and Beijing on 20th June.
The new route is being introduced to meet the strong demand for business travel to Boston as well as growing demand for leisure trips there. Boston is a center of higher education, health care, finance and the biotechnology industries. Beijing is the capital city in China, and is the world’s second largest economy.
Hainan Airlines is Mainland China’s only certified Skytrax® five-star airline, and has won many awards for service, including being voted “Best Airline in China” by Premier Traveler Magazine twice. The airline will begin service four days a week to Boston using the Boeing 787 aircraft.
Hainan Airlines will start the service with four flights a week in each direction on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Flight HU481 will depart Beijing at 1:50 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 3:10 p.m. Flight HU482 will depart Boston at 5:10 p.m. and arrive in Beijing at 6:50 p.m. the next day.
Hainan Airlines’ service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will feature 36 fully flat-bed business seats configured 2-2-2, as well as 177 economy seats configured 3-3-3. Each seat has a 15-inch touch screen panel and a power outlet. Each business seat also has a USB port.