Hainan Airlines Launches First Ever Non-Stop Service from Boston to Beijing
Hainan Airlines announced the start of non-stop flights between Boston and Beijing, China on Friday. The service is the first time that non-stop service is available between the two cities, and is also the first non-stop between New England and Mainland China.
Hainan is operating the route using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Flights are scheduled to operate four times a week, and will be offered daily from July 18 through the end of August. Flights depart Boston Logan International Airport at 5:10 p.m. and arrive the next day at 6:50 p.m. The return flight from Beijing departs at 1:50 p.m. local time, arriving at 3:10 p.m. in Boston.
The airline’s Dreamliner has 36 fully lie-flat seats in business class, and 177 seats in coach. Each business class seat is 22.5” wide and has a pitch of 74”. Coach seats are 17” wide and have a pitch ranging from 31” to 32”.
Business-class passengers within a 30-mile (48-kilometer) radius of Boston Logan will have access to complimentary ground transfers to get to and from the airport. Hainan also offers this service in Beijing for arrivals and departures.
Hainan was founded in 1993. The airline currently offers service to Beijing from Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto.
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