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Latest UpdatesHainan Airlines starts new route of Narita-Xi’an and Haneda-Beijing in December 2015
Apr 28, 2016
Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd., one of the four major Chinese airlines, opened new direct routes from China between Xi’an and Narita as well as Beijing and Haneda last December, followed by the establishment of Tokyo branch office this January.
The JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided support for the establishment of the company’s Tokyo branch office, including provision of a temporary office, consultation on company registration and tax matters, arrangement of a meeting with the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo and assistance for opening a bank account for business.
Since the establishment of Hainan Airline in 1993, it has been operating airline routes to about 700 domestic and overseas destinations covering 90 cities in China and other Asian countries, Europe and Northern America.
It recently reached the milestone of operating for 22 years straight without an accident. Due to its safe operation, it was honored with fifth place in “JACDEC AIRLINE SAFETY RANKING,Top 10” by JACDEC in 2015, earning the top spot among Chinese airlines. It has also been granted five stars by Skytracks (UK), its highest rating, for the quality of the airline’s service for five consecutive years.