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Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will begin new service between Chengdu and New York on October 26. The route will be the carrier’s second non-stop to North America from Chengdu, after its Chengdu-Los Angeles route.
Flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will initially depart on Thursdays and Saturdays, while flights to Chengdu will operate on Fridays and Sundays. Beginning October 29, flights to New York will switch to …

Hainan Airlines to Begin Beijing-Belgrade Flights

Hainan Airlines to Begin Beijing-Belgrade Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service to Belgrade, Serbia from Beijing, with a stopover in Prague, on September 15.
The route would be an extension of the carrier’s current Beijing-Prague service, which the airline operates on Mondays and Fridays.
Hainan will operate the Beijing-Prague-Belgrade flights using Airbus A330-300 aircraft, equipped with 32 lie-flat seats in business class and 260 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21” wide and …

Hilton Yantai Opens in China

Hilton Yantai Opens in China

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Yantai, China. The Hilton Yantai is the second of the hotel company’s properties to be located in the city.
The hotel occupies floors one through six and 26 through 4 of the Shimao Skyscraper, a 1,059-foot (323-meter) tall building in the city’s central business district. The property has 252 guestrooms and suites, each with a marble bathroom and a …

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Opens its Doors

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Opens its Doors

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Chengdu in China. The hotel is Hilton’s 200th property in Asia Pacific.
The 52-story property is located in the in99 Plaza, a 2,045,142-square-foot (190,000-square-meter) mixed-use development consisting of office and apartment towers as well as a mall. The new hotel has 289 guestrooms, each with a walk-in closet and marble bathrooms.
Dining options include Brasserie 99, which offers international cuisine and …

Delta to Launch Atlanta-Shanghai Flights

Delta to Launch Atlanta-Shanghai Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between Atlanta and Shanghai next July.
Flights will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 3 p.m. and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 6:50 p.m. local time the next day. From Shanghai, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:40 a.m. and arrive back in Atlanta at 2:55 p.m.
Delta will operate the service using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, equipped with 291 seats, …

Nanhai Wing Opens at Hilton Shenzhen Sekou Nanhai, Offering New Rooms, Playgrounds, Restaurants

Nanhai Wing Opens at Hilton Shenzhen Sekou Nanhai, Offering New Rooms, Playgrounds, Restaurants

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new wing at the Hilton Shenzhen Sekou Nanhai hotel. The Nanhai Wing incorporates the former Nanhai Hotel, an historic property and one of China’s first hotels, into the Hilton property.
The new wing has 218 guestrooms, including 122 suites and 31 apartments. The Nanhai Wing also offers a fitness center, a basketball and badminton court, a tennis and volleyball court, and a …

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Los Angeles Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Los Angeles Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen, China and Los Angeles. The route is the carrier’s third route to the United States, and its fourth to North America.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 6 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, …