AirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
Saw this in today's IHT:
"Hainan, which currently operates flights to eastern Europe, Japan and Korea, is preparing to start nonstop passenger flights to Boston from China, said Chen Feng, the airline's chairman."
I wonder where to in China? Anyway, Boston is finally getting the Asian nonstop they deserve.
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7767 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3672 times:
This was discussed here a month or so ago. They will start with Cargo operations this year only, and starting passenger service to Beijing and Shangai sometime in 2007 although the latest news I read mentioned Beijing only. The flights will be direct (not non-stop), but they don't say where they'll stop.
Superhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
HKG might be an option. Airliners World published something which said Hainan is planning to buy CR Airways, making HKG a likely hub for Hainan. But then their fleet does not have the right aircraft to make it.
DYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3300 times:
I am wondering if they will take advantage of the new China-Canada bi latteral agreement and route it throught Vancouver? The YVR airport authority mentioned in a recent newspaper article that they are in talks with several Chinese carriers on service into Vancouver.
Cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
Cheeky Hainan is already flying one of its B738 in its own colours using CRK's code shuttling to Haikou few times a day. Normally you have to be a Hong Kong based company to be granted an AOC in HK. This is kind of a back door entry to the market. Hainan I believe has a less than controlling share in CRK while local businessmen owns the just over majority. As long as this is the case HKCAD can't say a word about it.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5813 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
That's my suspicion. I can definitely see Hainan Airlines serving YVR. Air China uses a 767-300 on the PEK-YVR route (I believe). Then Hainan Airlines can sell tickets between YVR and BOS. I don't think there is nonstop service between BOS and YVR now.