Hainan Airlines Launches Twice-Weekly Chicago-Beijing Service
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.