Hainan Airlines Launches Twice-Weekly Chicago-Beijing Service

By Jesse Sokolow on 3 September 2013
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A Hainan Airlines 737-800

A Hainan Airlines 737-800

Hainan Airlines announced the beginning of new twice-weekly nonstop service between Chicago and Beijing. The service operates on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Flights depart Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 3:25 p.m. and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 7:05 p.m. the next day. Flights from Beijing to Chicago depart at 12:35 p.m. and arrive at 1:25 p.m. the same day.

The service currently operates using Airbus A340-600 aircraft, equipped with 288 seats in a three-class layout. The eight lie-flat seats in first class have a pitch of 79” and a width of 22.5”.

In November, the airline plans to change the equipment serving the route to Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, subject to government approval. The Dreamliner will have 36 lie-flat seats in business class, configured in a 2-2-2 layout, and 177 seats in economy class.

In addition, the carrier expects to double the service to four times a week in December. By June of next year, Hainan plans to operate the service daily.

(Photo: Mjordan)

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