Hainan Airlines has made Boston its third US destination (after Chicago O’Hare and Seattle-Tacoma) with the introduction of four weekly flights on 20 June. Celebrating the route launch, Thomas P. Glynn, CEO of Massachusetts Port Authority receives an airplane model from Xie Haoming, President of Hainan Airlines.
- Hainan Airlines has expanded its presence in the US with the launch on 20 June of a four times weekly service to Boston (BOS) from Beijing (PEK) using the airline’s 787-8s. The 10,840-kilometre route will be the first linking China with Massachusetts. Hainan Airlines already serves Chicago O’Hare and Seattle-Tacoma in the US and Toronto in Canada. Xie Haoming, President of Hainan Airlines, said: "We have had our sights on Boston for a long time, and we are thrilled 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. The new flight saves about three hours off existing routings." Boston becomes the 10th city on the US mainland to get direct air services from Beijing. See how Boston Logan Airport’s fire truck water arch compares to others from around the world.