Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. plans to launch nonstop service between Xi’an and Los Angeles on December 31. It will be the first scheduled service between Xi’an and Los Angeles and the only intercontinental route between Xi’an and the United States.
The Xi’an-Los Angeles service is scheduled to take off from Xi’an at 9:10 pm every Monday and Thursday BJT, and land at Los Angeles at 18:10 pm PT after being in the air for 12 hours and 10 minutes. The new route will be serviced by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. All seats will be fully equipped with an exclusive entertainment on-demand system and passengers will be pampered with a menu of Asian and European delicacies representative of all four seasons. The use of portable electronic devices will be permitted on board during the entire length of the journey.
Hainan Airlines already has several routes that originate in Xi’an, with services to Tokyo, Rome, Sydney and Melbourne. Once the Xi’an-Los Angeles service is launched, Los Angeles will not only be a destination but also a convenient hub to transit to points all across the Americas.
Hainan Airlines has to date launched 18 North American routes covering Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Mexico City and Tijuana, forming a rapid transit network complemented by intermodal connections.
Hainan Airlines’ Xi’an-Los Angeles Flight Schedule (All times are local):
Flight No. Aircraft Schedule Departure City Departure Time Arrival Time Arrival City
HU493 Boeing 787 Monday/Thursday Xi’an 9:10 pm 6:10 pm Los Angeles
HU494 Boeing 787 Monday/Thursday Los Angeles 11:20 pm 5:10 am+2 Xi’an