Service to Beijing
to Start June 15, 2015
Airlines today announced it plans to begin nonstop service from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose
to Beijing on June
15, 2015. Mainland China’s
only certified Skytrax® five-star airline will operate two-class Boeing 787
Dreamliner five days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
with early afternoon departure times. The new flight will be the carrier’s
fifth North American destination, joining Seattle/Tacoma, Boston,
Chicago and Toronto.
Flight 7990 will depart San Jose
at 1:30pm and arrive Beijing
at 4:55pm the following day. Flight 7989 will depart Beijing
at 2:45pm and arrive San Jose
at 11:30am the same day. Flight time is 12 ½ hours westbound and 11 hours 40
minutes eastbound. Connections to and from points throughout China are also possible throughout Hainan’s extensive domestic network. Cargo service will
“We are delighted to celebrate the announcement
of Hainan Airlines’ new direct service between Beijing
and Silicon Valley,” said City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “With the
enthusiastic support demonstrated by our global technology corporations, this
new route will be a success. I thank Hainan Airlines for its significant investment
in San Jose, and strongly encourage all business and leisure travelers to fly
Hainan from Mineta San Jose International
“Since we began our Seattle
route in June 2008, hundreds of thousands of people have experienced the
award-winning service Hainan Airlines provides between the United States and China” said Mr. Ji Chun Liu,
Director of Hainan’s International Department. “Now we are looking forward to
welcoming even more travelers from Silicon Valley.
With the growth of the technology industry, trade between the U.S. and
especially this region has expanded.
Travelers will no longer have to endure traffic and taking longer
routings when they are flying to or from Silicon Valley.
The San Jose Airport is known for its amenities and
“We are delighted to
welcome Hainan Airlines to Silicon Valley
and know our regional business and leisure travelers will respond favorably to
this service," said Director of Aviation Kim Becker Aguirre.
“Hainan and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are well-matched for our market with
travelers who prefer to choose Silicon Valley for
our convenience, on-time performance, and technologically-advanced facilities
Business class passengers are pampered with priority
check-in and access to Silicon Valley airport’s lounge. On board, they can
relax in luxurious seats that convert into a fully flat bed and feature a
turn-down service complete with fluffy pillows, fine cotton sheets and a duvet,
pajamas and slippers. Gourmet Chinese or Western cuisine and wines are served
on fine china, glassware and linens; customers may choose when they wish to
dine. Freshly brewed espresso and a selection of teas are available. Amenity
kits feature famous Bulgari® cosmetics. A state of the art entertainment system
offers over 100 movies, audio selections and games on demand.
In San Jose, as well as in
advance reservations, premium passengers are treated to complimentary private chauffeured
car service both on arrival and departure. Those making connections to other
Chinese destinations may take advantage of the new business class lounge in
Terminal 1 offering a wide range of luxurious amenities.
Economy class passengers can also enjoy complimentary
beverages, meals, snacks as well as the same state-of-the-art entertainment
system on individual seat-back screens. If connecting in Beijing, an exclusive transit lounge is open
to economy class passengers as well.
Hainan Airlines flights can be booked through all
travel agents, travel websites as well as online at www.hainanairlines.com or
through its call center at 1-888-688-8813.
Photographs available on request. Contact Claire Chen
Hainan Airlines was founded in 1993 and
has grown to be China’s
largest independent airline, with a fleet of about 130 aircraft, including wide
body Airbus A330 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jetliners. The airline is a
subsidiary of the HNA Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates,
which has interests in logistics, tourism, hotels, financial services, as well
as air transportation.
Hainan began service to the United States in 2008 and has progressively
grown internationally, transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers to and
from China and North America. The airline has a wide domestic network in
China, serving more than 600
routes linking 90 cities, as well as points in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. It is a service-oriented enterprise, earning
numerous awards for safety, punctuality and a high quality product. Based in Haikou
on Hainan Island,
the carrier has offices in Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Toronto in North America.
About Mineta San José International Airport
Mineta San José International Airport
(SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and
operated by the City of San José. SJC served 9.4 million passengers
in 2014, a 7 percent increase year-over-year. SJC offers approximately 125
daily flights on 11 domestic and international carriers to 30 nonstop destinations.
SJC’s five-star customer service
experience sets it apart from other Bay Area and US airports. Airlines and
passengers respond positively to SJC’s customer amenities, including modern
terminal buildings, free and fast WiFi, comfortable seating with built-in power
outlets, a luxurious, award-winning lounge open to all travelers, a rental car
center conveniently located across from the terminals and Global Entry kiosks
to expedite arriving international passengers. Silicon Valley’s airport is
located in San José, California’s
third largest city and the nation’s tenth largest city. SJC
facts can be found here. For more airport information, visit www.flysanjose.com.