Sanya to London's maiden flight launched today
The Hainan Government and China Southern Airlines in a launch ceremony today announced the opening of the first direct flight from Sanya to London. The press conference was held at Sanya Phoenix International Airport on July 12th, 2018.
The Launch Ceremony for Sanya-London direct flight was held in Sanya on July 12th, 2018.
Many public officials and media friends attended the launch ceremony, including leaders from Sanya and Hainan governmental departments, representatives from the British Consulate-General Guangzhou, and officials from related aviation tourism industries in Hainan.
Mao Chaofeng, Executive Vice Governor of the Hainan Provincial Government attended the Sanya-London Direct Flight Launch Ceremony in Sanya on July 12th, 2018.
A Dong, Deputy Party Secretary of the Sanya Municipal Committee and Mayor of Sanya attended the Sanya-London Direct Flight Launch Ceremony in Sanya on July 12th,2018.
Wang Changshun, Chairman and Party Committee Secretary of China Southern Airlines made a speech at the Sanya-London Direct Flight Launch Ceremony on July 12th,2018.
Andrew Ould, Acting Consul-General of British Consulate-General Guangzhou delivered a speech at the Sanya-London Direct Flight Launch Ceremony in Sanya on July 12th,2018.
The Sanya-London direct route offers flights every Thursday and Sunday serviced by an Airbus A330-200 wide-body jet. The first flight departed Sanya at 1:15 p.m. on July 12th, a few minutes after the launch ceremony.
Passengers queued to board the maiden direct flight from Sanya to London on July 12th,2018.
The service uses the Airbus A330-200 wide-body jet with 4 cocoon first-class seats, 24 business-class seats and 187 economy-class seats as well as 9-inch personal TV for each seat.
The schedule of flights is as follows:
Sanya to London, flight number CZ651
Departure Time: 13:15 (Beijing Time), Thursday and Sunday
Arrival Time: 18:45 (London Time), Thursday and Sunday
London to Sanya, flight number CZ652
Departure Time: 22:10 (London Time), Thursday and Sunday
Arrival Time: 16:00 (Beijing Time), Friday and Monday
The new route is the first regular route and the first international flight from Hainan Province to Europe opened by Civil Aviation Administration of China since the establishment of the new Hainan Free Trade Zone (Port) and the implementation of Hainan’s new visa-free policy for 59 countries.
Andrew Ould, Acting Consul-General of British Consulate-General Guangzhou said that with the establishment of the new Hainan Free Trade Zone (Port), this new route is expected to bring more British enterprises to seek business opportunities and invest in Sanya.
According to Sanya Tourism Development Commission, the European market has become an important emerging overseas tourist market for Sanya. The Sanya-London direct flight will contribute to the full implementation of the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone (Port) by giving full play to Sanya’s role in the “One Belt and One Road” Initiative.