(The following press release from Hainan Air was received by e-mail. It 
was not confirmed by the sender.) 
For Immediate Release 
U.S. Media Contact: (206)453-0276 Joel Chusid (joel@hnair.com) 
Hainan Airlines Announces Its Newest American Gateway: Boston 
Nonstop Service to Beijing to Start June 20, 2014 
BOSTON – December 4, 2013 – China’s Hainan Airlines today announced it plans to 
launch nonstop service from Boston’s Logan Airport  to Beijing on June 20, 
2014. This will represent the first scheduled nonstop flight from Boston to 
Mainland China in history – and with the industry’s most advanced airliner – 
the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  
Hainan Airlines  will operate the flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 
Saturday.  With its international hub at Beijing,Hainan will offer connections 
to cities throughout China, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Xi’an and 
Haikou. Travelers may stopover in Beijing in either direction and connect with 
numerous additional Chinese  cities across the Hainan network such as Chengdu 
or Dalian. The new Boston flight will complement the carrier’s existing North 
American service to Beijing from Seattle, Chicago and Toronto. 
Flight 482 will depart Logan at 5:10pm and arrive in Beijing at 6:50pm the 
following day. Flight 481 will depart Beijing at 1:50pm  and reach Logan at 
3:10pm the same day. Flight time is a little over 13 hours.  
Recent changes to visa regulations permit US citizens to stay in Beijing for as 
long as 72 hours visa-free when traveling to international  points beyond 
China, enabling online onward travel to other key destinations like Bangkok and 
“We are delighted to finally be able to bring Hainan Airlines’ famous five-star 
service to New England.  The new flight provides the fastest way to get to 
Beijing, the capital of China,” said Pubin Liang, Managing Director of Hainan 
Airlines in North America.  “Business, leisure and educational travel and trade 
between the United States and China has been growing dramatically. This 
wonderful new link will stimulate this growth via the important Boston 
It’s no secret that Boston has wanted a link to China for several years.  
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said, “Nonstop service from Boston to 
Beijing  will open up new commercial and economic opportunities, and I thank 
Hainan Airlines for their partnership in achieving this significant milestone.’’ 
Richard A. Davey, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Massachusetts Department 
 of Transportation and Chairman of the Massport board, said that “Boston  is 
the 6th largest airline passenger market in the US to China and the largest 
without nonstop service; this new route will help the regional economy, boost 
tourism and provide a convenient connection for tens of thousands of 
 “Getting  nonstop service to China has been a long sought goal for 
Massachusetts,’’ said Thomas P. Glynn, Massport’s CEO. “The economics and the 
range of a new generation of aircraft, like the 787 and the Airbus 350, make 
new nonstop routes from Boston to every corner  of the globe possible.’’ 
Joel Chusid, Executive Director of Hainan Airlines in the United States, added, 
 “Since its founding in 1993, Hainan Airlines has fostered a deep rooted 
culture of providing excellent service. We look forward to welcoming Bostonians 
and New Englanders aboard, while at the same time bringing more Chinese 
business, tourist and educational  travelers to the region.”    
Hainan Airlines flights can be booked through all travel agents, travel 
websites as well  as online at global.hnair.com or through its call center at 
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About the Boeing 787 Dreamliner 
The Dreamliner carries 213 passengers, 36 in business class and 177 in economy. 
Cargo service is also offered. The jetliner features  larger windows and has a 
higher cabin humidity than other airliners, which helps moderate jetlag so 
passengers arrive refreshed. Every seat has an individual power outlet and USB 
port, and a state of the art entertainment system offers over 100 movies, audio 
 selections and games on demand. 
About Hainan Airlines 
Founded in 1993, Hainan Airlines has a fleet of nearly 130 Boeing and Airbus 
aircraft with routes throughout China stretching to  Europe, Africa, Russia, 
Southeast Asia and North America. The winner of many awards for safety, service 
and even for its fine wines, Hainan Airlines is a member of the HNA Group. 
About Hainan Airlines Service 
Business class passengers are pampered with priority check-in and access to the 
lounge. On board, they can relax in luxurious seats  that convert into a fully 
flat bed and feature a turn-down service complete with fluffy pillows, fine 
cotton sheets and a duvet, pajamas and slippers. Gourmet Chinese or Western 
cuisine and wines are served on fine china, glassware and linens; customers may 
 choose when they wish to dine. Freshly brewed espresso and a selection of teas 
are available. Amenity kits feature famous Bulgari® cosmetics. Large seatback 
screens improve the inflight entertainment experience.  
At Beijing, with advance reservations, premium passengers are treated to 
complimentary private Mercedes-Benz® limousine service  both on arrival and 
departure. Those making connections to other Chinese destinations may take 
advantage of the new business class lounge in Terminal 1 offering a wide range 
of luxurious amenities. 
Economy class passengers can also enjoy complimentary beverages, meals, snacks 
as well as the same state-of-the-art entertainment  system on individual 
seat-back screens. If connecting in Beijing, an exclusive transit lounge is 
open to economy class passengers as well.
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