Hainan Airlines to launch new services between Beijing and Osaka, Tokyo Narita

23 Oct 2019 by Jackie Chen

Hainan Airlines will launch two non-stop services connecting Beijing and Osaka and Tokyo Narita from late October.

Starting October 29, the Hainan-based carrier will start flying five times weekly between Beijing Capital Airport and Kansai Airport in Osaka using a Boeing 737 -800, a narrow-body plane that features eight business class seats in a 2-2 configuration and 156 economy class seats in a 3-3 configuration.

The outbound flight will depart from Beijing Capital Airport at 1210 and arrive at Kansai Airport at 1555 local time on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sunday; while on Thursdays and Saturdays, the flight will leave Beijing three hours later at 1510 before touching down in Osaka at 1900.

The return leg is scheduled to depart from Kansai Airport at 2100 and land at Beijing Capital Airport at 2330, except on Fridays when the departing time and arrival time is scheduled at 2055 and 2325, respectively.

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
HU473 Beijing Capital (PEK) Osaka Kansai (KIX) 1210 1555 Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
1510 1900 Thursday, Saturday
HU474 Osaka Kansai (KIX) Beijing Capital (PEK) 2055 2325 Friday
2100 2330 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

From October 31, Hainan Airlines will begin its four-times-weekly Beijing Capital-Tokyo Narita service, also using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The Tokyo-bound flight will leave Beijing in the early morning at 0720 and land at Tokyo Narita Airport at 1155. The inbound leg is set to depart from Tokyo at 1355 before arriving at Beijing Capital Airport at 1655 on Mondays and Saturdays, or at 1705 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
HU439 Beijing Capital (PEK) Tokyo Narita (NRT) 0720 1155 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
HU440 Tokyo Narita (NRT) Beijing Capital (PEK) 1355 1655 Monday, Saturday
1705 Tuesday, Thursday

What’s more, Hainan Airlines has been flying to Haneda Airport, the other major airport serving Tokyo, since 2015.

Currently, the airline flies three times weekly on this route using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which has 26 business class seats in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration, 21 premium economy seats billed as “Super Economy” in a 2-3-2 configuration and 247 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
HU7919 Beijing Capital (PEK) Tokyo Haneda (HND) 2010 0040 (+1) Wednesday
2025 Friday
2015 Sunday
HU7920 Tokyo Haneda (HND) Beijing Capital (PEK) 0240 0530 Monday, Thursday, Saturday

In addition to the flights mentioned above, Hainan Airlines also flies five other non-stop routes to Japan, including Xi’an-Tokyo Narita, Xi’an-Osaka, Shenzhen-Osaka, Hangzhou-Sapporo and Haikou-Osaka.

Earlier this year, the Chinese carrier introduced a few new non-stop international routes, including Chengdu-Chicago, Shenzhen-Rome, Beijing-Oslo, Shenzhen-Dublin and Shenzhen-Vancouver.

Loading comments...

Search Flight

See a whole year of Reward Seat Availability on one page at

Business Traveller December 2022 / January 2023 edition
Business Traveller December 2022 / January 2023 edition
Be up-to-date
Magazine Subscription
To see our latest subscription offers for Business Traveller editions worldwide, click on the Subscribe & Save link below