18 APRIL 2016


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Article from BTNews 18 APRIL 2016

Hainan goes on the road

Corporate travel departments, key businesses and travel agents are among the target audiences for a Hainan Airlines roadshow this spring to promote its new non-stop service between Manchester and Beijing, which starts on 10 June.

The gatherings begin in Stoke on Trent tomorrow (19 April) and take in Birmingham, Coventry, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Newcastle before the grand finale in London on 2 June.

Chinese entertainment will accompany drinks and canapés, while attendees will also be able to test Hainan’s Business Class seating. Q&A sessions with airline and airport officials will also be available. 

Hainan has already announced an increase in capacity for the Manchester-Beijing service, replacing the planned A300-200 with the larger A330-300 with 32 seats in Business Class and 260 in Economy.

Manchester airport head of marketing Patrick Alexander: “This is a great new product and service to showcase to the 22m people in our catchment area. 

“We are looking forward to the route starting in June. It will give people in the north of England and beyond much easier direct access to China and the Far East.”

Hainan will fly the route four times a week, making Manchester the only airport outside London with a service to mainland China.  www.manchesterairport.co.uk/hainan-roadshow

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