New Route Service to Offer More Convenience to Hainan Airlines Customers
Hainan Airlines officially announced last Friday the launch of its first direct flights from Tijuana to Beijing, beginning on 22 March this year. Initially, this route will be operated with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner three times a week.
This route represents the first nonstop service connecting Beijing to Mexico, and thanks to the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) connecting the US to Mexico, San Diegans will have a convenient new option.
The airline company held a press conference on the route announcement at the Embassy of Mexico to China on the afternoon of 2 February. Mr. Jose Luis Bernal, Ambassador of Mexico, Mr. Du Qiang, Vice General Manager of Beijing Capital International Airport, and Mr. Liu Jichun, Vice President of Hainan Airlines, and other leaders and guests attended the conference and expressed their wishes for the announcement of the new route.
Beijing is a major business destination and a tourist centre as well, featuring the harmonious combination of ancient and modern civilisation. Beijing is rich in tourist resources including The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Bird’s Nest, which are just some of Beijing’s world famous attractions worthy of a visit.
Tijuana International Airport is located on the border at Otay Mesa between the United States and Mexico, minutes away from downtown San Diego. The two points are connected via the CBX (Cross Border Xpress), a new and convenient indoor crossing bridge, built exclusively for air passengers and featuring its own customs clearance process.
This year welcomes the 10th anniversary of the airline’s entry into the North American markets, and these ten years have witnessed its diversified and increasing presence in the region.
Hainan Airlines currently operates the most nonstop routes between mainland China and North America. It has opened 14 routes from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, New York, Toronto and Calgary to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and other Chinese destinations beyond.
The opening of Tijuana will introduce the airline’s brand to the Latin American market. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan members may accrue and redeem mileage on Hainan’s new flight as well.