Manchester Gets Daily Services to Beijing With Hainan Airlines

A Hainan Airlines A330 approaches to land
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Manchester Airport has today announced that frequencies on the Hainan Airlines Beijing-Manchester route will increase from four times per week to daily.

It means that capacity on the route will almost double, representing strong investment for the local area and for the airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Manchester Gets Daily Services to Beijing With Hainan Airlines…

Manchester Gets Daily Services to Beijing With Hainan Airlines
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The Airbus A330 will continue to be utilized on the Beijing-Manchester route with services departing from the UK at 1215 local time every day from Summer 2024.

It is understood that the reason for this increase in flights is to do with the amount of Chinese student travel as well as for exports from the airport to China rising a staggering 41%.

Commenting on this expansion was Chris Woodroofe, the Manchester Airport Managing Director:

“We are proud to connect the North to the world – and to connect the world to the North. From next summer, we will become the only UK airport outside London offering daily direct flights to mainland China, meaning we are able to connect the people of the region to one of the most important economies in the world, and vice versa. 

“Hainan Airlines’ decision to operate a daily Beijing flight from Manchester is testament to the success of the current service.”

“More than 350,000 passengers have used it since it was first launched seven years ago. 

“We know the route is also extremely popular with Chinese visitors.”

“We are a gateway to some of the most vibrant cities and beautiful countryside the UK has to offer, and the daily service is fantastic news for tourism, businesses, and Universities across our region – as well as for Manchester’s Chinese community.” 

Adding to this was Peter Han, the General Manager of Hainan Airlines UK:

“We are thrilled to be almost doubling capacity on our Manchester to Beijing service next summer with a daily flight.”

“There is a lot of demand for travel between the North of England and China, in both directions.”

“This expansion of our service will allow us to meet demand over the busy summer season and marks an exciting new chapter for our operation at Manchester Airport.”

Overall, this is really good news for the UK airport, as well as for Hainan Airlines, who are capitalising on what is looking like a strong route currently.

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