Airline and airport review and ranking site SKYTRAX, has named Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. a Five-Star Airline for the eighth consecutive year, in addition to being awarded Best Business Class Amenities, Best Airline China, and Best Airlines Staff in China designations, the company said.
The airline moved up the rankings to claim eighth place this year, becoming the first mainland China-based airline to win the honour for the second year in a row.
SKYTRAX publishes an annual ranking of the world´s airlines and airports and is highly recognized by industry players and travellers around the world. The selection of SKYTRAX World´s Top10 Airlines is based on a poll of 24.45 million travellers from over 100 countries.
In line with the Chinese government´s One Belt, One Road initiative, the airline is becoming a key transportation provider for the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road by launching over 100 air routes to countries and regions targeted by the initiative. In the first half of 2018, the company rolled out several long-haul international services, among them, Haikou-Sydney, Shenzhen-Brussels, Shenzhen-Madrid, Changsha-London and Shenzhen-Tianjin-Vancouver. The launch of further routes, including Guangzhou-Tel Aviv, Shenzhen-Zurich and Shenzhen-Vienna, is scheduled to follow in the second half.