It is known from a source that Hainan Airlines is going to launch new passenger bellyhold service link in the upcoming year 2016. By launching this new service, Hainan Airlines is going to connect Beijing and Manchester. It is announced by the Airlines that they are going to use new aircrafts of model A330-200 for launching passenger services in between Beijing and Manchester. Hainan Airlines also announced that the new bellyhold passenger service link is going to start from June, next year. The new passenger service is going to operate in between Beijing and the airport of Manchester. The Airlines said that they are glad to introduce flights having more than 10 tonnes capacity of bellyhold cargo, providing direct connection for the first time in between Beijing and Manchester. It is known from a source that the new root in Manchester has been announced by the president of China Xi Jinping during his visit to the UK. As a part of the expansion, Hainan Airlines concentrated more on HNA group, which is going to supervise the operation of the new route in between Manchester and Beijing, starting from June 10, 2016. With the new service, Manchester is going to be the only airport belonging to the UK which is outside the London, offering direct services scheduled to mainland China.
It is known from a source that the total assets of HNA group have exceeded 160 billion RMB (25.2 billion dollars). The portfolio of HNA group includes Hainan Airlines, Grand China Airlines, Yangtze River Express, Tianjin Airlines and freighter operators like HNA cargo and my cargo, which are belong to Istanbul. Recently, in the month of July, HNA group has gained 100 percent equity interest in Swissport, which is the largest ground handling cargo services provider in the total world. Charlie Cornish was the chief executive of Manchester Airports Group. He said that they already had existing links towards Hong Kong. By this, clearly Manchester airport is connected to crucial trading partners belonging to the UK. Manchester airport is termed as a global gateway for Northern Powerhouse. The cluster of China and the new route are going to provide an additional opportunity for the investors of China, helping them in taking advantage of all the available opportunities in the North. In addition, the new route is going to cooperate highly for businesses in the North tuning them as crucial beneficiaries, helping them in building commercial relationships with the partners of China.
Chen Feng was the chairman of the directors’ board of HNA group. He said that due to the globalisation of enterprises in China, Hainan Airlines is concentrating more supportive to the initiative of ‘One belt and one road’, which is announced by the Airlines yesterday. Manchester is going to be the sixth international route launched by Hainan Airlines this year. The other five routes include Beijing-San Jose, Shanghai-Seattle, Boston-Shanghai, Prague-Beijing and Rome-Chongqing. He continued that the Hainan Airlines is thinking to launch new routes further in between the metropolitan cities of China and UK in the coming future.