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Hainan Airlines To Berlin. Official?  
User currently offlineClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

In the past months there were a lot of speculations concerning possible new destinations of Hainan Airlines. Yesterday german TV (RBB) reported that flights between Berlin (TXL) and Beijing would start on September 5th with four (1,3,5,7) flights per week. I didn´t find anything on Hainans homepage nor on this forum about this. From where I am right now I cannot see whether flights have been loaded up. Does anybody else has got more information about this.

Sorry in advance if I missed something. Feel free to tar and feather me.

Florian

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Was actually reported to start this summer, so I don't know what to believe. I wonder which planes they'd use? The new A346  Wink

User currently offlineClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3148 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Was actually reported to start this summer, so I don't know what to believe. I wonder which planes they'd use? The new A346

Should be the A330.

In German:
http://www.rbb-online.de/_/nachricht...t/beitrag_jsp/key=news7380715.html

http://www.rbb-online.de/_/nachricht...t/beitrag_jsp/key=news7141464.html


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

About time we're getting some connections like this. Don't want to go to FRA to go to PEK. I don't care which plane Hainan brings, their livery is just great. September the 5th is a Friday, the Saturday after that might see some spotters at TXL. Columba, you in?

User currently offlineClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Now it is official. Here is the press release of Berlin airport (in German)

http://www.berlin-airport.de/DE/Pres...lungen/2008/2008_05_09_Hainan.html

Hainan cooperates with Air Berlin, Malev and Brussels Airlines for feeder flights to Berlin. The promotional fare for a return ticket is 455 EUR (tax included).


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Berlin : A330

A346 will be for the new service to South Africa , and BRU (upgrade A330).


User currently offlineTommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2783 times:



Quoting ClipperBerlin (Reply 4):
Hainan cooperates with Air Berlin, Malev and Brussels Airlines for feeder flights to Berlin. The promotional fare for a return ticket is 455 EUR (tax included).

So MA feeds both TXL and BUD for them?



Tom from Cologne
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2652 times:



Quoting ClipperBerlin (Reply 4):
Hainan cooperates with Air Berlin, Malev and Brussels Airlines for feeder flights to Berlin.

Brussels Airlines currently only use Templehof. Are they moving soon (obviously they have to at some point) or does that refer to Brussels Airlines feeding Hainan at BRU?



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2643 times:



Quoting ClipperBerlin (Reply 4):
Hainan cooperates with Air Berlin, Malev and Brussels Airlines for feeder flights to Berlin.

Funny since they are flying to BRU themselves. Even funnier when one considers that TXL is not necessarily a hub.

Even funnier than that is a quote from our beloved mayor.

Quote:
Klaus Wowereit, Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin: „Für unsere Stadt bedeutet die neue Nonstop-Verbindung von Berlin nach Peking eine wesentliche Standortverbesserung.

This flight is a (how do I translate?) "important locational improvement".

And an airport right inside the city is not, you f....... id...?"

 Yeah sure  Yeah sure  Yeah sure


User currently offlineClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2590 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
Brussels Airlines currently only use Templehof. Are they moving soon (obviously they have to at some point) or does that refer to Brussels Airlines feeding Hainan at BRU?

I do not know when Brussels Airlines will make the move from THF to TXL but they have to do it by October of this year when THF will finally be closed. Brussels Airlines has always been very loyal to THF and was always very satisfied with the airport. I guess they will stay there until the last breath. Concerning the feeder flights I have to say that this seems very strange. There is no press release on Hainan´s homepage however the release of Berlin airport quotes Hou Wei, Deputy General Manager of Marketing & Sales Department, as follows: „Die Nonstop-Flüge von Peking nach Berlin sind ein wichtiger Schritt für Hainan Airlines. Wir wollen ab hier den deutschen und europäischen Markt für uns erschließen. Rough translation: The nonstop flights to Berlin are a huge step for Hainan Airlines. The airline wants to open up the German and (!) European market from Berlin. And then the release goes on and talks about the connections with AB, SN and MA from Berlin. I don´t get it as it really does not make any sense to feeder the "hubs" from the "hubs". Time will tell .

Florian


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2437 times:



Quoting ClipperBerlin (Reply 9):
And then the release goes on and talks about the connections with AB, SN and MA from Berlin. I don´t get it as it really does not make any sense to feeder the "hubs" from the "hubs". Time will tell .

Perhaps they meant AB to feed at TXL, SN at BRU and MA at BUD, because short off 'overspill' passengers from BRU and BUD, passengers from those cities will use the non stop service rather than going through TXL

Quoting ClipperBerlin (Reply 9):
I do not know when Brussels Airlines will make the move from THF to TXL but they have to do it by October of this year when THF will finally be closed.

Will be a bit of a expensive time for the THF airlines with another move to BBI to make in a few years as well



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User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2433 times:

It is official that Hainan Airlines will launch Beijing-Berlin flights from September this year.

It has been reported by Xinhua, the state-owned news agency in China, full article is available at http://en.carnoc.com/list/7/7309.html

Regards.


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