Hainan Airlines to begin nonstop service between Beijing and Las Vegas

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Hainan Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China, according to a news release from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The service will begin Dec. 2 and will initially operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Chinese tourists are one of the fastest-growing and largest-spending groups of international visitors to Las Vegas. With the reciprocal 10-year tourist visas and the introduction of hotels, programming and amenities geared toward Chinese visitors, Las Vegas has established itself as a major draw for Chinese visitors traveling to the United States.

“With the expansion of tourist activity between China and Las Vegas, Hainan is proud to provide the very first nonstop service to this exciting market,” said Mr. Hou Wei, vice president of Hainan. “Hainan’s award-winning service and elite experience complement the dynamism and vibrancy of Las Vegas. This is a further reflection of our long-term commitment to our customers in China and the U.S.” added Mr. Hou.

The new route is part of Hainan’s large-scale expansion in North America.

“Nonstop international service is increasingly important at McCarran International Airport, and China has long been among our most sought-after markets,” said Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis, who oversees operations at the eighth-busiest airport in the United States. “We are grateful for our new partnership with Hainan Airlines, and look forward to welcoming its world-class service to our state-of-the-art airport here in Las Vegas.”

Hainan flight 7970 will depart McCarran International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and arrive Beijing’s Capital Airport at 5:30 p.m. the subsequent day, allowing for connections to other points in China. Flight 7969 will depart Beijing at 2:20 p.m. and arrive Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. the same day.

Las Vegas times are one hour later during the summer season. Nonstop flight time is approximately 13 hours westbound and 12 hours eastbound.

The new nonstop service will be flown by Boeing 787 Dreamliners with 34 business class lie-flat seats and 177 economy class seats. Hainan is the airline with the most nonstop 787 Dreamliner routes between China and North America.

海南航空将开通北京至拉斯维加斯直飞航线

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该航线将于12月2日正式开通,最初将安排周一、周三和周五的航班。中国游客已经成为前往拉斯维加斯增长最快、消费最多的游客。随着美国十年签证政策的开放以及面向中国游客的酒店、规划和娱乐设施的引进,拉斯维加斯已经做好迎接中国游客的充分准备了。海南航空市场营销副总裁侯伟先生表示:“随着中国和拉斯维加斯之间旅游市场的不断开发,海南航空即将开通的北京至拉斯维加斯直达航线将会有力促进两地经贸、文化交流活动,海南航空为能成为首家开通中国至拉斯维加斯航线的航空公司而深感自豪。海南航空优质的服务和丰富的经验将为拉斯维加斯注入更多的活力和动力。这也是我们对顾客秉持的一贯宗旨。”

该航线也是海南航空不断扩展的北美网络航线的一部分。

克拉克县航空局总监Rosemary Vassiliadis女士表示:“国际直飞航线对麦卡伦国际机场越来越重要,而中国是我们考虑已久的重要市场。我们非常高兴能与海南航空建立起全新的合作关系,拉斯维加斯麦卡伦国际机场作为美国最先进的机场之一非常期待拥有世界一流服务水平的海南航空公司的到来。” 克拉克县航空局管理着美国第八大繁忙的拉斯维加斯麦卡伦国际机场。

海南航空HU7970航班于当地时间12点30分在麦卡伦国际机场起飞,于北京时间第二天17点30分到达北京首都机场。HU7969航班于北京时间14点40分在北京首都机场起飞,于当地时间当天10点30分达到拉斯维加斯。

在夏季,拉斯维加斯时间会推迟一个小时。直飞航班用时大约是西行13个小时,东行12个小时。

新航线将使用波音787梦幻飞机,该机型包含34个平躺式商务舱座和177个经济舱座位。海南航空是中国飞北美航线787梦幻飞机使用最多航空公司。