ClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3552 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.
Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3484 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?
ClipperBerlin From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2968 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 .
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4934 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2815 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