Hainan Airlines

Experience the all new 787-9 Dreamliner

Upgraded Boeing 787-9 Features

  • New Cabin Layout

    From the 10th of May, 2017, you can experience our new 787-9 layout on select international routes. The new Boeing 787-9 aircraft is equipped with a total of 292 seats across our Economy Class, Hainan Plus and Business Class cabins. Our Business Class cabin is fitted with 30 Herringbone seats, each with a 42-inch pitch and arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. Our Hainan Plus cabin is equipped with 36 seats , each with a 36-inch pitch. Our Economy Class cabin has 226 seats, each with a 32-inch pitch. Hainan Plus and Economy Class seats are set out in a 3-3-3 configuration.

  • Business Class Herringbone Seats

    We selected the Cirrus 3 Herringbone seats for our Business Class cabin. Passengers can freely access their seats thanks to a generous 11-inch gap between the aisle and the seat. Each seat can reach a length of 78-inches when fully reclined at 180 degrees. Additionally, the seat’s exterior casing can be extended to suit passengers’ privacy needs. All seats contain a total of four storage spaces so passengers are never more than an arm’s length away from their belongings.

  • New Light-Weight Seats

    We selected light-weight, modern seats for our Economy Class and Hainan Plus cabins. Economy Class seats recline and feature headrests that can be adjusted in four directions, providing a tailored comfort for each and every one of our passengers. The seats offer a spacious average leg room of 32 inches. Additionally, seats located in the first four rows of the Economy Class cabin are identified as our Hainan Plus section, offering a spacious, extended seat pitch of 36 inches.

  • Cabin Interior Upgrade

    Combined with Hainan Airlines signature red tones, we have introduced gentle, warm grey shades to the interior of our all new B787-9 aircrafts’ cabins to ensure a pleasant visual experience for guests. The new colour scheme can be found integrated into the walling, curtains and flooring of the aircraft cabin.

  • Upgraded Entertainment System

    All new B787-9 aircraft are equipped with Panasonic eX3 + eXconnect entertainment systems. The Business Class entertainment system controllers now feature a modern touch screen interface and the Economy Class entertainment systems have increased their screen size to 11 inches. Each new entertainment system comes with three innovative functions. The first is a private messaging function allowing passengers to send both private and group messages to other passengers on board and for the cabin crew to communicate with passengers. Shopping functions and survey functions have also been added to the entertainment system service.

  • Nespresso Coffee Capsules — Putting the Passenger First

    Hainan Airlines Business Class cabins now all come fully equipped with a state-of-the-art Nespresso Coffee Capsule machine, automatically brewing a delicious cup of coffee to be enjoyed by passengers whilst cruising through the clouds.

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  • Business Class with 180 Degree, Lie Flat Seating

    Our previous layout, formatted in a 2-2-2 arrangement can still be found on several flight routes along with our new 1-2-1 layout with herringbone seats. Hainan Airlines Business Class seats recline 180 degrees to a lie flat position allowing passengers to sleep comfortably and reach their destination feeling fully refreshed and ready to take on the world.

  • Cabin Air Filtration System

    The 787 Dreamliner’s air filtration system expertly filters out germs, unpleasant odors and gas pollutants, increasing the overall comfort of our passengers on board. The system also increases the cabin’s humidity by 10%, reducing dryness passengers so often experience on long haul flights.

  • Onboard Wifi

    Our 787 Dreamliners are equipped with Wifi, allowing all passengers to stay in touch with family and friends, enjoy their favourite online platforms or simply catch up on work, private chats and emails. There may be temporary changes to the inflight Internet service due to unforeseeable circumstances (i.e., reasons including equipment maintenance, system upgrades, and aircraft deployment), so this may differ from what is available on the actual flight. More Wifi information

  • The new entertainment system

    The personal entertainment systems on all 787-9s have been upgraded to the Panasonic eX3 system which features a larger memory and a more responsive and pleasant entertainment experience for passengers. With choices aplenty, Hainan Airlines in-flight entertainment system will turn any long tedious journey into a short enjoyable one.

  • Refined, Mouth-Watering In-Flight Cuisine

    Hainan Airline’s 787-9 offers passengers an unrivaled in-flight dining experience. With carefully selected ingredients and gourmet menus designed by world-class chefs, whether it’s Chinese or International cuisine, every choice is sure to satisfy. International award winning alcoholic beverages complement all Business Class dining options as well as our own state-of-the-art espresso machines.

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  • Even Longer Range

    The 787-9 Dreamliner is equipped with an all new GE engine, reducing noise by 60%, giving you a quieter and more pleasant flight. The new engine creates power even more efficiently, enhancing the range of the 787-9, allowing you to fly to even more distant destinations.

  • Comfortable Travel

    The pressurization of the passenger cabin of the Boeing 787-9 is 6000 feet, compared to 8000 feet on other airliners, and oxygen in the cabin is even more plentiful. You'll feel more refreshed, both inflight and upon arrival. The incidence of jet lag should even be diminished.

  • Environmentally Friendly Travel

    State-of-the-art composite materials are used for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The materials are lighter but the body of the plane is even stronger. The new materials reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by as much as 20%. It is your best choice for environmentally friendly travel.

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    July 7, 2013

    Hainan Airlines' first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner made its delivery flight to Meilan Airport in Haikou.

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    November 26, 2013

    Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 operated the inaugural scheduled flight between Beijing - Chicago.

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    March 31, 2014

    The Boeing 787-8 to the Beijing - Toronto route marked Hainan Airlines first 787 to Canada.

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    March 26, 2015

    Signed an agreement with Boeing to acquire an additional 30 787-9 airplanes.

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    April 15, 2015

    Hainan Airlines' tail number B-2759 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrived at the airport in Haikou, the tenth 787-8, completing Hainan Airlines' first order for 787 jetliners.

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    April 4, 2016

    Hainan Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner came off the assembly line at Boeing's Everett, Washington factory.

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    April 28, 2016

    Hainan Airlines' Boeing 787-9 completed its first test flight at the Boeing factory. In 2016, Hainan Airlines planed to receive 8 Boeing 787-9 airplanes.

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    June 10, 2016

    The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landed at the Haikou Meilan Airport, making it the first 787-9 to join the Hainan Airlines fleet.

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    June 13, 2016

    Hainan Airline’s first Boeing 787-9 plane made its inaugural domestic flight, flight HU7281 from Haikou to Beijing.