Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hainan Airlines, Fall 2008

The global reach of Hainan Airlines in late 2008, when it had already arrived in Europe and the United States, but had yet to expand to become China's fourth largest airline and that country's only 5-star Skytrax carrier. In those intervening years, Hainan has expanded to serve more than 500 routes to more than 90 destinations, growing hugely in its own country, and extending to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

Still based in Haikou, Hainan Island, the airline's present intercontinental operations are focused on Beijing, and now boasts flights to 5 cities in Russia, including Moscow; Almaty; Toronto; Luanda via Dubai; Khartoum; Berlin; and Sydney. Before the end of the year plans include new service to Kolkata, Colombo and Zürich, and the return of Cairo.


  1. Hainan Airlines Flight Schedule shows that they will fly to Colombo from 1st-August-2011. But Flight Booking is not available for Colombo. Do you know the reason ?

    Hainan Airlines flight schedule - http://global.hnair.com/en/imgfile/Schedule_en.PDF

  2. Hi Bauthev, Sorry I can't say why, only that sometimes these new routes are announced, but the actually commencement of services may be delayed. Thanks for reading and commenting!