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Hainan Airlines Opens Roundtrip Route Between Shanghai And Boston

June 24, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Hainan Airlines’ HU7961 flight landed at Logan International Airport at2:35 pm on June 20th local time, marking the official launch of Hainan Airlines’ ShanghaiBoston route, its sixth inNorth America.http://www.angsana.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket/discover-value/family

Boston’s Logan International Airport welcomed the Chinese passengers who had taken the long flight fromShanghai, the Pearl of the Orient, with the traditional “water gate” welcoming ceremony. Leading members of the local community gathered at the airport to congratulate Hainan Airlines on the opening of its second Boston route.Notable invitees in attendance included Port of Boston Authority CEO Tom Glynn, Hainan Airlines vice presidentHou Wei, and other distinguished guests.

Hainan Airlines vice president Hou Wei explained at the ceremony that Hainan Airlines has been expanding into the North American market since 2008 with the addition of several new routes in recent years, including BeijingSan Jose, initiated on June 15 and ShanghaiSeattle, set to open on June 22. The airline has opened seven North American routes over the course of 15 years, with flights into Seattle, Chicago, San Jose and Toronto.

Hainan Airlines’ ShanghaiBoston route will be serviced by a two-cabin, 213-seat, Boeing 787. The aircraft’s business class comes equipped with 36 180-degree flatbed seats while economy can accommodate up to 177 passengers. The AVOD entertainment system is installed on all 213 seats.

Hainan Airlines’ Shanghai-Boston Route Flight Schedule (Note: All departure and arrival times are listed in local time):

Flight Number

Point of Departure

Departure

Time

Destination

Arrival Time

Flights

Aircraft

HU7961

Shanghai Pudong

12:00

Boston

14:35

Tue., Thu., Sat.

B787

HU7962

Boston

16:35

Shanghai

Pudong

19:45+1

Tue., Thu., Sat.

B787

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