Hainan Airlines is planning to launch a new flight linking China¡¯s Hainan Island with Rome.
The airline has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for permission to launch two weekly flights between the Italian capital city and Hainan¡¯s provincial capital, Haikou. If approved, the flights will start in March 2016.
The new route would include a stop in Chongqing in both directions, marking an extension of the Chongqing-Rome route launched by Hainan Airlines in April 2015. The airline also flies direct between Xi¡¯an and Rome.
Both these routes are operated using a 222-seat two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, with flat-bed seats in business class.
Written by: Mark Elliott
Source: Travel Daily Asia