Hainan Airlines is set to increase its Beijing, China to Manchester (MAN/EGCC) service to daily from June 2024.
The current service operates four-times-per-week with operated by an Airbus A330 but from June 2024 through to September 2024 that will become daily.
Speaking about the decision by Hainan Airlines, Chris Woodrofe, managing director of Manchester airport, said: “Hainan Airlines’ decision to operate a daily Beijing flight from Manchester is testament to the success of the current service. More than 350,000 passengers have used it since it was first launched seven years ago.
“We know the route is also extremely popular with Chinese visitors. We are a gateway to some of the most vibrant cities and beautiful countryside the UK has to offer, and the daily service is fantastic news for tourism, businesses, and Universities across our region – as well as for Manchester’s Chinese community.”
Peter Han, general manager of Hainan Airlines UK, added: “We are thrilled to be almost doubling capacity on our Manchester to Beijing service next summer with a daily flight. There is a lot of demand for travel between the North of England and China, in both directions. This expansion of our service will allow us to meet demand over the busy summer season and marks an exciting new chapter for our operation at Manchester airport.”
Hainan Airlines is one of the partners of Loganair giving customers the chance to catch onward domestic flights from Manchester or connect from other parts of the UK with the Beijing service.