China route to expand at Manchester

China route to expand at Manchester

Hainan Airlines will launch a daily direct service linking Manchester and Beijing next summer.

The route, which currently runs four times weekly, will go daily from June to September 2024 on Airbus A330 aircraft .

Flights, which take 10 hours, will depart at 12.15pm each day.

Tickets in economy and business class for summer 2024 are now on sale.

Manchester became the first UK hub outside of London to gain a direct flight to mainland China when Hainan Airlines launched its service to Beijing in 2016.

The airline’s partnership with Loganair means tickets are available from Aberdeen, Inverness, the Isle of Man and Newquay to Beijing with a simple airside transfer at Manchester.

A report issued two years after the route was launched showed export values from Manchester Airport to China rose 41% against the backdrop of a 30% drop in the national average.

hainanairlines.com

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