Hainan Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, and to Chongqing, both with two flights weekly, the airline said.
Sichuan is known worldwide for its popular spicy food and as the natural habitat of the widely loved panda. Chongqing is one of China´s five national cities, with a population of 30 million and an established manufacturing and transportation hub.
These new routes complement Hainan´s existing service from LAX to Changsha launched in early 2016, and will give Hainan a total of three routes between Los Angeles and Mainland China. LAX flights offer nighttime departures with morning arrivals in China and allowing for a full day of activities.
Hainan Airlines has a fleet of over 200 aircraft, including the wide body Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 jetliners. The airline is a subsidiary of the HNA Group, which has interests in logistics, tourism, hotels, financial services, as well as air transportation.