Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Manchester route
The new route will be the first nonstop service between the two cities. Hainan Airlines held a press conference at Manchester Airport on the afternoon of October 23, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister David Cameron, HNA Group chairman Chen Feng, Manchester Airports Group chief executive Charlie Cornish, Hainan Airlines president Xie Haoming as well as representatives from government agencies and media organizations in China and the UK in attendance.
Hainan Airlines' upcoming Beijing-Manchester route is one of the important achievements during President Xi's visit to the UK. The press conference was the last event attended by President Xi before leaving the country.
The Beijing-Manchester route will be Hainan Airlines' sixth international route following the launch of the Chongqing-Rome, Beijing-San Jose, Shanghai-Boston, Shanghai-Seattle and Beijing-Prague routes earlier this year.
The launch of the Beijing-Manchester route will further improve Hainan Airlines' global network.
With more international routes on tap to be launched by the airline, travelers from China will find it much easier to visit major cities around the world through Hainan Airlines' network as well as those of its global partners, as well as to be serviced by any of the airports under Manchester Airports Group. ■