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.