Hainan Airlines' Beijing-Chicago biofueled transoceanic passenger flight lands successfully

At 12:55 am on November 21, 2017 local time, the maiden voyage of Hainan Airlines flight HU497 successfully landed at Chicago O´Hare Airport after spending 12 hours and 40 minutes in the air, the company said.

The landing signaled the success of its first transoceanic passenger flight using biofuels on the Beijing-Chicago route, providing a solid demonstration of Sino-US cooperation in terms of environmental responsibility.

The ceremony in celebration of the success of the maiden flight was held on the parking apron at Chicago O´Hare International Airport, with flight partner Boeing and media journalists jointly witnessing the important moment.