China Southern Airlines has announced that the first direct flight from Sanya to London will be launched on July 12th when the Airbus A330-200 wide-body jet will be put into service, the company said.
This is the first regular route and the first international line from Hainan Province to Europe to be opened by CAAC after the policy of Hainan Free Tread Zone (Port) construction and the Visa-free Policy for 59 countries.
Two round-trip flights, coded CZ651/652, will take about 12.5 hours for one trip. The Sanya-London service will operate on Thursday and Sunday.
China Southern Airlines Hainan Branch has a total of 35 aircraft based in Sanya and Haikou, and 61 routes, including Sanya – Guangzhou – Osaka, Haikou – Guangzhou – Seoul, originating from Hainan to 35 domestic and foreign cities as well as 37 domestic freight transportation destinations involving the Hainan market.
China Southern Airlines signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hainan Huizhong International Travel Service Co., Ltd. to meet the outbound travel product needs of European tourists and to contribute to the smooth operation of the Sanya-London direct flight through the form of air + travel agency.