Hainan Airlines announces plans to increase its Manchester Airport flight frequency from 4 flights per week to 5 flights per week from the 1st of June 2017, therefore increasing its presence in the UK market.
This added service will potentially see Hainan Airlines new Dreamliners operating this direct route into Beijing, depending on aircraft availability.
Loic Gao, Hainan Airlines UK General Manager said: “This added frequency shows Hainan Airlines commitment to the UK market and it responds to the increased demand for this route from Manchester Airport.
“This has been a successful route for Hainan Airlines since its inaugural flight on the 10th of June 2016, and as we approach our 1st year anniversary, an increased frequency is a wonderful way of celebrating such success”
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It is incredibly pleasing to see Hainan Airlines increase frequency from Manchester Airport.
“In less than a year of operation, the route proves to be incredibly popular with leisure and business passengers alike. I am sure the extra service will be welcomed by the 22m passengers in our catchment area that spans north to Scotland and south to the Midlands.
“Hainan’s five star service offers passengers a luxury product all the way to Beijing and beyond and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the airline as they grow from the North’s global gateway.”
By adding an extra weekly flight, Hainan Airlines opens even more opportunities for the only direct flight into mainland China outside of London, but also it enables both Business and Leisure passengers to easily access more connections from its Beijing hub further into other cities in China as well as further connections to other international airports.
Manchester Airport with more than 26 million passengers has over 210 destinations served by more than 70 airlines. With a catchment area spanning as north as Scotland, south to the West Midlands, west to Wales and east to Yorkshire, it continues to add passengers and international routes.