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.
|HU473||Beijing Capital (PEK)||Osaka Kansai (KIX)||1210||1555||Tuesday, Friday, Sunday|
|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.
|HU439||Beijing Capital (PEK)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||0720||1155||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|HU440||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Beijing Capital (PEK)||1355||1655||Monday, Saturday|
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.
|HU7919||Beijing Capital (PEK)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||2010||0040 (+1)||Wednesday|
|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.