Hainan Airlines B789 “5 Star Airline” Livery (B-1343)
Photographer: Jeremy Denton – Photo: JetPhotos
~The Beggning & Expansion of Hainan Airlines~
Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. is an airline headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, People’s Republic of China. Established in October 1989 as Hainan Province Airlines in Hainan, the largest special economic zone in China. Hainan Province Airlines became China’s first joint-stock air-transport company following a restructuring in January 1993 and began scheduled services on 2 May 1993. The initial 250 million yuan (US$31.25 million) was financed by the Hainan government (5.33%) and the corporate staff (20%). The rest came from institutional shareholders. In 1996, the provincial airline was renamed Hainan Airlines.
And since the airlines have grown rapidly across China, Asia and the world, as it is the largest civilian-run and majority state-owned air transport company, making it the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China. Being also the tenth-largest airline in Asia in terms of passengers carried, Hainan has grown to become one of the largest airlines in the worldwide aviation market, with an evergrowing route network, extending to new places annually. This is where the Boeing 787-9 has played a huge role in their expansion, giving them the opportunity to operate long-distance routes to some of the world’s biggest and most important tourist areas and financial hubs with low-fuel burn per seat and lower maintenance costs.
~The Present Day of Hainan Airlines~
Their main base is located in Haikou Meilan International Airport, with secondary hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport and Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and several focus cities across China, such as; Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Sanya, Shenzhen and Xi’an. Combined they operate an astounding 500 domestic and international routes and flies to more than 90 cities, they are one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world as of today. Hainan operates international regular flights and offers charter flights to 51 various destinations in 28 countries such as flights from Beijing to Almaty, Toronto, Berlin, Brussels, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Jose/Silicon Valley and Boston; Beijing, Xi’an, Dalian, Guangzhou, Haikou to Taipei; Beijing, Haikou, Nanning to Bangkok; Hefei via Haikou to Singapore and many more destinations worldwide.
~The Hounory Awards of Hainan Airlines~
Hainan Airlines is one of ten airlines worldwide rated as five-star by Skytrax, along with All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
In June 2019, Hainan were ranked as #7 in the Skytrax World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2019 Ratings and had won in the following additional categories: Best Airline in China: World’s Best Business Class Amenities, Best Airline Staff in China, Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in China and Best Cabin Crew in China.
With the new award came a repaint of an old livery to the aircraft; B-1343, where the gold-painted fuselage is all that remains of the previous ‘Kung Fu Panda’ special scheme livery, with the old decals having been removed.
Haikou Meilan Int’l – Beijing Capital Int’ – Xi’an Xianyang Int’l
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