Hainan Airlines plans Los Angeles-Changsha route

Hainan Airlines will launch the only nonstop service from LAX to inland China on January 21, 2016, the company said.

Hainan will connect passengers to Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, a metropolis of over seven million people famous for its cuisine and history.

The new route is part of Hainan´s large-scale expansion in North America.

On the west coast, Hainan already operates nonstop service between Silicon Valley (SJC) and Beijing, and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Beijing and Shanghai. This complements the airlines´ direct routes between Beijing and Chicago, Boston and Toronto, and between Shanghai and Boston.

All North American routes are flown by Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

As a mileage partner with Alaska Airlines, passengers can earn miles on Alaska and connect between Hainan´s west coast gateways and numerous destinations throughout North America.

Hainan Airlines was founded in 1993 and has grown to be a fleet of over 150 aircraft, including wide body Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 jetliners. The airline has a wide domestic network in China, serving more than 500 routes linking 100 cities, as well as points in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.