Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines has launched a new non-stop, three-times-weekly service from Beijing to Las Vegas, the tenth route operated by the airline between China and North America. Hainan Airlines is the sole Chinese airline offering direct route between the two cities.
As with its existing North America services, Hainan Airlines is deploying one of its Boeing B787s on the new Las Vegas route. All of Hainan Airlines’ B787s currently offer in-flight wifi, while business class passengers receive Bose noise-cancelling headphones and Bulgari-brand amenity kits. Meanwhile, the B787 deployed for the inaugural flight featured a Kung Fu Panda-theme livery, along with similarly themed interior designs.
According to the airline’s timetable, the three weekly flights (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) have slight arrival and departure time variations, with flights departing Beijing between 1440 and 1500 and arriving in Las Vegas at 1110. The return journey, meanwhile, departs Las Vegas at 1310 and arrives back in Beijing between 1805 and 1905 the following day.
The new route, announced back in September, expands the airline’s North America network, which now includes routes from destinations in China to Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle and Toronto. The Chinese carrier first began serving North America with the launch of its Beijing-Seattle service in 2008.
Full details of the new route are as follows (all times local):
|HU7970||Las Vegas||Beijing||1310||1805+1||Mon, Wed|