7 September 2014

Hainan Airlines introduces flights from China to France

Hainan Airlines has added a fifth European route following its routes to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Brussels and Berlin. The inaugural Hainan Airlines flight HU7907 took off from Hangzhou International Airport on September 3, making a stop at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, then heading on to Paris' Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport. 

Source: Hainan Airlines. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first flight on September 3.

The launch of the service will provide new opportunities for further political, economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and France, as 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the countries.

The flight is twice-weekly: 

Wednesdays and Saturdays 
HU7907 Departs Hangzhou 8:50pm; arrives Xi'an 11:10pm

Thursdays and Sundays
HU7907 Departs Xi'an 1:00am; arrives Paris 6:55am 
HU7908 Departs Paris 2.25pm; arrives Xi'an 6:45am, the next day

Fridays and Mondays
HU7908 Departs Xi'an at 8:45am; arrives Hangzhou 10:50am 

All arrival and departure times are local.

The route will be operated using an Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft. The plane seats 36 in Business Class and 186 in Economy Class. The Business cabin is configured with 180-degree flat-bed seats with built-in gentle massage and 74 inches of space separating each seat. In addition, wide HD LCD screens and adjustable reading lights have been installed for added comfort.