Hainan Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Service between New York and Chengdu and Chongqing in Western China

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com October 26, 2017 17:24

Hainan Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Service between New York and Chengdu and Chongqing in Western China

Hainan Airlines is launching two new routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Chongqing.

Services to Chongqing commence on October 21 and to Chengdu on October 27 from JFK’s Terminal 4. Each route will operate twice weekly on Hainan Airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. With a capacity for over 60,000 passengers per year, it is the only non-stop service offered between New York City and China’s rapidly growing Sichuan province. Chongqing to New York will be Hainan Airlines’ longest flight route—nearly 7573 miles.

Sun Jianfeng, Hainan Airlines President said, “We’re excited to be offering the only non-stop flights between the U.S. East Coast and the major cities of Chengdu and Chongqing.  These new services represent the 13th and 14th non-stop trans-Pacific routes, following our West Coast launch earlier in the year. The opening of the new route is expected to significantly enhance exchanges and collaborations concerning culture, the economy, and politics between the two countries and to further improve both Chengdu and Chongqing’s status as key global economic centers.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com October 26, 2017 17:24