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New route between Norway and China

The Skytrax five-star carrier Hainan Airlines will fly between Oslo and Beijing from spring 2019.

The Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines is opening a direct route between the Chinese capital Beijing and Oslo Airport in spring 2019, with three weekly departures.

The carrier, which has won Skytrax five-star ratings for eight consecutive years, will be the first to fly scheduled flights between Norway and China.

“The coming new route of Beijing to Oslo is the first direct route between China and Norway, operated by Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines. These efforts have gained Hainan Airlines with an optimized network between China and Europe,” reveals Liu Jichun, vice president of Hainan Airlines.

“This new route will certainly intensify the communications between the two countries, stimulating the development of prosperous economic ties for China and Norway, as well as the Nordic region.”

Øyvind Hasaas, airport director at Oslo Airport, added: “This is excellent news for Norwegian travel, business and tourism. Hainan Airlines is a major international airline, and this will mean that even more Chinese tourists will have an opportunity to experience everything Norway has to offer.”

Hasaas continued: “Norway is the Nordic country with the largest number of Chinese tourists. This trend has seen very positive developments in recent years. It is therefore only natural that a large and recognized airline such as Hainan Airlines would want to open a direct connection to Oslo Airport.”

Onward connections
From Beijing, onward connections to other Chinese and Asian destinations are excellent, Norway’s airport operator Avinor stresses.

“With Hainan Airlines, onward connections are very good to the major city of Shanghai. There are also good connections to many other cities in China and Asia, which are interesting destinations for both Norwegian tourists and not least Norwegian business.” Hasaas highlights.

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