Hainan Airlines will begin service from Beijing, China to Calgary, Canada starting from June 30 this year.
A 213-seat B787 will be used on the route, consisting of 36 business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, and 177 economy seats in a 3-3-3 across arrangement.
Calgary will be the airline’s second Canadian destination, following the launch of Beijing-Toronto in March in 2014 (see here).
Flight HU7977 will depart Beijing Capital Airport three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1600 and arrive at Calgary International Airport at 1305. The return flight HU7978 will leave Canada at 1505, landing in China at 1710 the following day.
Starting from October, the airline will increase the frequency to four times a week by adding a flight on Sunday.