AirBerlin
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Hainan Airlines To BOS

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:40 pm

Hi,

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.

AL
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:30 am

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.

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asi...s_planned_between_logan_and_china/
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting AirBerlin (Thread starter):
I wonder where to in China? Anyway, Boston is finally getting the Asian nonstop they deserve

How are they going to operate to Boston nonstop with a 767-300?  sarcastic 
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superhub
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:47 am

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.
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:50 pm

Malpensa, agreed. They would have to strech the legs on the 767-300 a long way. Maybe an ANC stop?

On a side note of Hainan: Edmonton will be seeing 2 Hainan Q400's in Jun/Jul to be sold to QX.

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B2443
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:24 pm

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
How are they going to operate to Boston nonstop with a 767-300?

would leasing a larger aircraft (used) be an option?
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:48 pm

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.

Maybe?
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:03 pm

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.
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:48 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 8):
I don't think there is nonstop service between BOS and YVR now.

There isn't.
 
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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting B2443 (Reply 5):
would leasing a larger aircraft (used) be an option?

I think so. There has been talk in Hungary that Malev will get some of Hainan's B763's as they're badly need by MA to replace its B762s.

On Hainan's BUD-PEK flights, the crew is comprised of one Malev and one Hainan pilot, they're also some MA FA's onboard.

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RE: Hainan Airlines To BOS

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:18 am

BTW,
we had a visit of Hainan at our catering station in BRU.
They are interested to start here as well!
What time is top of descent?