Hainan Airlines has launched its new nonstop flights between Beijing and Las Vegas. The inaugural flight took off for Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport from China’s capital city Beijing on December 2, 2016. The travel time between the two destinations was of 12 hours. The airline will be serving the route with the help of a Boeing 787 aircraft. Hainan Airlines will be the only Chinese carrier to offer nonstop flights services between Las Vegas and Beijing.
A spokesperson of Hainan Airlines said that the new Las Vegas-Beijing service will be further complementing the intercontinental network of the airline. Earlier, Hainan Airlines first launched its service in the United States in 2008, with the flights between Seattle and Beijing. With the launch of nonstop flights to Las Vegas now, the airline will now be operating a total of ten North American destinations, which includes Boston, San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Calgary and Toronto.
The airline will serve all its North American routes utilizing its Boeing 787 aircrafts. According to Hainan Airlines, the Boeing 787 aircrafts serving North American routes are equipped with Wi-Fi services. The customers booking business class flights are offered various amenities on board their flights. Some of these include BVLGARI-branded toiletry bags, high-quality BOSE noise-cancelling headphones, meals created by Michelin-starred chefs and served in Sola-branded stainless steel dinnerware. The airline promises enhanced flight experience to its business class customers with increased focus on hospitality, safety and comfort.
The past few years have witnessed an upsurge in the number of Chinese travelers visiting the United States for business and leisure purposes. A data released by the U.S. government has also indicated that nearly 7.3 million Chinese tourists are expected to visit the United States between now and 2021. Travel experts say that the launch of new nonstop flights between the United States and China will provide increased travel options for tourists, international students and business travelers.