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12/12/2014

Since its establishment in 1993, Hainan Airlines has built an outstanding reputation among travelers and won extensive public support, making it the fourth largest airline in China. Hainan Airlines is committed to serving global travelers and brining new flight experience known as the Beauty of the Orient”, which has been awarded SKYTRAX Five-Star Airline for the 4th consecutive year in 2014.  Since May 1st, 2014, Hainan Airlines is presently flying a daily service between Toronto and Beijing with one of the finest aircraft of its kind, the Boeing 787 – Dreamliner, with smoother ride technology, cleaner air filtration, bigger windows and the new upgraded in-flight entertainment adding more comfort for our passengers to experience.

 

Hainan Airlines will celebrate its 4th anniversary regarding its non-stop service between Toronto-Beijing-Toronto this coming November and for this occasion will offer its customers a pleasant experience to dine in some of the finest restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the theme “Discover Your Gourmet Journey by Flying Hainan Airlines – 787 Dreamliner” will entitle you, to premium dining discount.

 

In co-operation with We-Eat Group and Fanta7, this event is open to all passengers flying Toronto-Beijing-Toronto route between October 15 and December 15, 2014. Please retain your boarding pass, as proof of entitlement, which can be used repeatedly, to receive premium dining discount at over seventy (70) participating restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, between October 15 and December 31, 2024.

 

For more information regarding the name of participating restaurants and discount affiliated with it, please visit http://we-eat.com or http://fanta7.com.

03/27/2014

March 26, 2014 report: (correspondent: Wang Yirui. Author’s organization: Hainan Airlines marketing and sales department) Our reporter has learned from Hainan Airlines marketing and sales department that from March 31st, Hainan Airlines’ Beijing – Toronto service shall be completely upgraded, where flights will take place on a Boeing 787. As one of the world’s most advanced aircraft models, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will bring an even more comforting experience to your long-haul flights, with moister and cleaner air in the cabin, wider cabins and comfortable seats. Electronically powered lighting equipment has replaced sun-blinds, and a peaceful and auspicious “sky interior” will be simulated on the ceiling of the cabin, placing you in a dreamlike palace.


Hainan Airlines provides a Beijing – Toronto service every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. To satisfy the demands of passengers, an even more frequent once-every-day service will begin from May 1st. Through travel cooperation with WestJet Airlines (WS), Hainan Airlines will provide passengers with promotional prices for transfers through Toronto to other Canadian cities; passengers can reach Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Halifax and other cities, with the lowest promotional price for a return trip that can be enjoyed starting at 5,000 yuan.


To make journeys convenient and provide even more benefits for passengers, Hainan Airlines is bringing out a promotional ticket set for international flights, and free products for travel across land and air. Passengers setting out from Shenyang, Zhengzhou, Qingdao and Taiyuan to Europe and America can reimburse expenses for connecting high-speed rail journeys in China, making your journey easier, faster, and more convenient. For more details, please contact Hainan Airlines’ 24-hour hotline on 950718 or log on to the official Hainan Airlines website at www.hnair.com. Have a cherished experience with us. Hainan Airlines thanks you for your unwavering trust. (End)


Hainan Airlines Boeing 787 Beijing – Toronto service to begin from March 31st

07/10/2013

 


Beyond The Dream -- Hainan Airlines' Five-Star Flight

HAIKOU, China, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Hainan Airlines, stock code: 600221) formally took delivery its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft on 7 July at 11 a.m., when the plane (code-named B2722) successfully landed at Haikou Meilan International Airport. With the delivery completed, Hainan Airlines becomes the second Chinese airline with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of its fleet. At the welcoming ceremony, Hainan Airlines simultaneously kicked off the "Fly Your Dreams" program, during which the airlines will hand out hundreds of 787 Dreamliner; air tickets to graduating college students and model workers as well as randomly selected romantically-engaged couples and ordinary citizens free of charge, providing an unparalleled flying experience for the lucky recipients.

 

"Water Gate" Welcoming Ceremony for the 787 Dreamliner, Green Technology Improves the Onboard Experience

At 11 a.m., the long-awaited 787 Dreamliner aircraft appeared as a great majestic bird in the distance, grabbing the attention of all present. The golden yellow silhouette of the craft glistened against the azure blue of the sky moments before passing through the "water gate," washing off the dust accumulated during 13 hours of flight. At last, the plane glided to a smooth stop on the spacious parking apron.

Captain Theodore V. Shropshire of Boeing said at the ceremony, "We are excited to witness the maiden flight of Hainan's first 787 Dreamliner. Boeing remains committed to providing efficient and safe aircraft and technical support for Hainan Airlines. We look forward to more planes from Boeing joining Hainan Airlines' fleet."

Boeing 787, one of the world's most technologically advanced and forward thinking civil aircraft, is highly regarded for its excellent performance, innovative design and low-carbon footprint. The aircraft uses composite materials to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. It features cleaner, healthier air due to a new gaseous filtration system that removes odors and irritants, lower cabin altitude, 30% larger windows with an electrochromic dimming system that allows passengers to change the tint of the window from fully transparent to completely dimmed, as well as larger overhead bins compared to similar-sized airplanes, providing a whole new passenger experience.

Hainan Airline's first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners will initially be used on three domestic routes: Beijing-Haikou and Beijing-Shanghai, and then, following three-month trial operation along these routes, will become available for North America's medium- and long-haul international flights including Beijing-Chicago, Beijing-Seattle and Beijing-Toronto, further enhancing Hainan Airlines' global competitiveness. Hainan Airlines' first 787 will initially be used on the Beijing-Haikou route, sparking a tourism boom between Hainan and Beijing during the summer travel peak season.

Applause broke out when Boeing presented the key which symbolizes the Boeing 787 to Hainan Airlines president Liu Lu. "We received the key to the 'Aviation Dream' of transforming Hainan into an international tourism destination, the 'Chinese Dream' of bringing about a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the 'Hainan Airlines Dream' of becoming a model-of-excellence world-class company, heralding the addition of the 787 Dreamliner to Hainan Airlines' fleet as the airline embarks on a new journey," Liu Lu enthusiastically exclaimed.

 

Kicking off the "Fly Your Dreams" Program with the Boeing Dreamliner

Hainan Airlines celebrated its 20th anniversary this year while also launching the "Fly Your Dreams" program. The arrival of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft marked the start of Hainan Airlines' journey to a new dream.

After the delivery ceremony, Liu Lu announced the start of the 2013 Hainan Airlines 787 "Fly Your Dreams" program. Lin Tao, Deng Xiaogang the leaders from the government of Hainan province and Li Xianhua, the CEO of HNA Group, stepped on stage and inserted a key into a globe, jointly launching the program.

The program, broken down into five individual segments themed "Student Dream Comes True," "Travel Dream Comes True," "Romance Dream Comes True," "Flying Dream Comes True" and "North American Dream Comes True" will send hundreds of free 787 flight passenger tickets to students from low-income homes who have participated in the recent college entrance exam; locally-based Party members who have performed "above and beyond"; model laborers; air travel aficionados; long distance couples; and ordinary citizens. The program will allow students to travel to their colleges, model laborers to visit Beijing, ordinary citizens to fulfill their dream of flying for the first time, air travel enthusiasts to experience the new 787 and long distance couples a chance to reunite.

Afterwards HNA's vice president Huang Qijun handed out the first batch of round trip air tickets between Haikou and Beijing to Hainan-based model workers, who will take the maiden voyage 787 flight to Beijing, realizing their travel dreams.

"Hainan Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner will take its first commercial maiden voyage on July 11. The most important mission of this flight is for the airline to achieve its dream plan and realize that dream through the 787 Dreamliner, while providing a safe and comfortable onboard experience for each traveler achieving their own personal dream by being on the flight," Liu Lu added.

 

Excellent Five-Star Services Lends Perfection to the 787 Dream Flight

A Boeing 737-800 made the airline's first maiden flight between Haikou and Beijing 20 years ago, and now the airline has chosen another Boeing model, the new 787, to upgrade this route. The airline has continuously added aircraft, from a mere two when the route was first launched, to over 120 craft today. In those 20 years, Hainan Airlines has successively added over 100 Boeing planes to its fleet, becoming an important partner of Boeing in China. The Hainan Airlines' fleet is now providing 500 routes connecting nearly 90 cities around the world. Hainan Airlines plans to upgrade the overall quality of the fleet through the introduction of more advanced models, expand the route network, consistently add routes to meet customer demand and help with China's economic and social development as the airline and the country continue to modernize. The 787 Dreamliner addition to the fleet is another step in the airline's efforts to perfect its five-star level of services and create the ideal flying experience for passengers through its advanced aviation technologies and design concepts.

Sixteen "787 Dream Angels" sporting Hainan Airlines' grey uniforms made an appearance at the ceremony, and were awarded "Golden Wing" hair accessories by the company. The accessories each have the number "787" embedded in the design, a design which looks like a pair of wings, representing the goodwill behind the realization of Hainan Airlines' "Golden Dreams."

The "Dream Angel" crew was selected from more than 3,000 Hainan Airlines crewmembers, and flew on the airline's first 787 Dreamliner from Charleston, South Carolina in the U.S. to Haikou Meilan International Airport as the plane was being delivered. Each selected crewmember has clocked in thousands of hours of in-flight experience and was chosen for their excellent service skills. Hainan Airlines, by combining its special five-star services with the personalized design of the Boeing 787 aircraft, will enable passengers to partake of an onboard experience akin to a "golden dream."

In the cabin of the Boeing 787, a flight attendant from the "Dream Angel" crew briefly introduced the customized design of the passenger cabin. With bright red, the representative color of the Chinese nation and its people, as the dominant color, the layout and design of the entire cabin demonstrates Hainan Airlines' service positioning and brand image as the "The Beauty of the Orient." The roomy cabin features 213 seats, the lowest number among all the 787 Dreamliners delivered into China. The 36-seat business class cabin is configured in a 2-2-2 layout, with full flat-bed seats and a wide 2.4-meter (95-inch) space separating each seat. The 177-seat economy class cabin with a 3-3-3 seating layout features upgraded seats providing a higher level of comfort. The entire aircraft is equipped with individual 15-inch in-flight entertainment screens and easy access to power supply ports. USB ports are provided in the business class cabin. The newly-designed and lavishly equipped lavatory facilities fully embody the quality goals of Hainan Airlines' five-star services.

Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines has developed a set of brand new services for passengers on the Boeing 787 aircraft. During the first week following the maiden flight, every passenger will have the opportunity to enjoy special "Golden Dream" welcome drinks as well as "Dream Cookies" specially supplied for 787 Dreamliners. The cookies will also contain "fortune cookie" messages designed to amuse passengers. In addition, Hainan Airlines offers specially produced 787 Series postcards as part of the "Post Office in the Air" onboard service, enabling passengers to send their messages while airborne and to truly experience the fun of being in flight while partaking of Hainan Airlines' five-star service. www.amadeus.com.

07/05/2013

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., July 4th, 2013 - Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.  The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines. 

"Today is a great day for Hainan Airlines as the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient airplane in the world joins our fleet," said Mu Weigang, vice chairman of Hainan Airlines. "The 787 will allow Hainan Airlines to open new routes from Beijing to North America and provide our unique ‘Eastern-style’ five-star in-flight experience for global passengers.”

Hainan Airlines will first operate the Dreamliner on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter, the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes, increasing the frequency of its Beijing -Seattle, Beijing -Toronto and Beijing -Chicago services, with several new destinations.
 "We are pleased to celebrate another historic moment in our long-term relationship with Hainan Airlines," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We appreciate the confidence Hainan Airlines has shown in Boeing and I’m sure the 787’s game-changing efficiency and flexibility will support Hainan Airlines to increase its competitive position in the global aviation marketplace.”
The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new airplane featuring a host of technologies that provide exceptional value to airlines and unparalleled levels of comfort to passengers. It is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes, enabling airlines to open new, non-stop routes preferred by the traveling public.

The Hainan Airlines 787 Dreamliner interior consists of 36 full, flat-bed business seats configured in rows of 2-2-2, as well as 177 economy seats configured in rows of 3-3-3.  Each seat has a 15-inch, touch screen panel and a power outlet.  Each business seat also has a USB port. 

As one of only seven airlines rated as five-star by Skytrax, Hainan Airlines is the fourth largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China.  Its current fleet includes 106 Boeing airplanes. The airline serves scheduled domestic and international services on 500 routes from Beijing, Haikou and other operating bases on the mainland.