Hainan Airlines inaugural flight from Chongqing arrived at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on Monday 27 April. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by Mr Fausto Palombelli, EVP Aviation Marketing, Aeroporti di Roma and Mr Xie, President of Hainan Airlines. There was also a cake to celebrate the launch of the airline’s sixth non-stop route to Europe and first from Chongqing.
- Hainan Airlines has added Rome Fiumicino (FCO) to its gradually expanding European network. On 27 April the Chinese carrier began twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) flights from Chongqing (CKG) to the Italian capital using its A330-200s. The 8,190-kilometre route is not served by any other carrier. This is the airline’s first European route from Chongqing. It also operates non-stop from Xi’an to Paris CDG and from Beijing to Berlin Tegel, Brussels, Moscow Sheremetyevo and St Petersburg. In total, Hainan Airlines now operates 19 weekly flights between China and Europe. Rome Fiumicino Airport now offers non-stop flights to three Chinese airports as Air China serves Beijing daily and China Eastern Airlines serves Shanghai daily. See how Rome Fiumicino Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.