By David Li, bostonese.com, translated by Mei Liu
Boston, Dec. 18, 2013, — Due to the delay of Boeing 787’s delivery, the nonstop flight between Boston and Beijing that Hainan Airlines proposed a few years ago has not become reality. However, you will soon be able to get on a dream-liner on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday at Logan Airport, and be on the ground of Beijing Capital Airport in 14 hours, starting June 20, 2014.
So far, Hainan Airlines has created nonstop flights between Beijing and Chicago, Seattle, Toronto and other North American cities. Lily Zhuang from FETI Travel in Boston Chinatown said in an phone interview that she sold seven tickets in the morning of Dec. 4. “The first five tickets of the first nonstop flight from Beijing to Boston on June 20 were sold by us,” Lily said proudly at around noon time of Dec. 4, 2013.
It is reported that the round-way fare for Hainan Airline’s direct flight between Boston and Beijing is nearly 500 dollars cheaper than that of other non-direct routes. Lily Zhuang suggested that Chinese students and people who plan to spend vacation in China next summer should contact FETI Travel as soon as possible at (617) 451-0606.
Hainan Airline’s round-trip economy class fare between Boston and Beijing for summer 2014 is between $1000 and $1500. The flying time is about 13.5 hours. A Chinese student commented on Facebook: “I can flight back to Beijing in Friday afternoon, and come back Boston Monday afternoon over long weekends!”
The direct flight between Boston and Beijing by Hainan Airlines is the first non-stop passenger service to China in New England. The direct route has received support from Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino in the past few years. The direct flights will greatly facilitate economic and cultural exchanges between the two regions.
Details about the nonstop flight between Beijing and Boston from Hainan Airlines’ website
Hainan Airlines’s plans four nonstop flights between Beijing and Boston every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Flight HU481 departs at 13:50 from Beijing Capital International Airport and arrives in Boston at 15:10 local time. The return Flight HU482 departs from the Boston at 17:10 local time and arrives in Beijing at 18:50 local time.
Beijing to Boston route will use Boeing 787. The plane has 213 seats in total, including 36 in business class with 2-2-2 layout; 177 in economy class, using 3-3-3 seating layout. 787 dream planes are equipped with more stable flight technology system, which substantially increased flying stability, will bring you a new flying experience.
Boston is located in the Northeast of USA along the coast of the Atlantic, adjacent to New York. It is the capital and the largest city of Massachusetts. It is also the largest city in New England. Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US. The area’s many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation for a variety of reasons. It is known as “America’s Athens”.
Hainan Airlines had established nonstop flights from Beijing to Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto over past few years. The nonstop flight between Beijing and Boston will be a very significant step in creating Hainan Airelines’ North American network. Please go to Hainan Airline official site global.hnair.com for further information.