Hainan Airlines (HU) plans to operate its first, yet-to-be-delivered Boeing 787 on the new Beijing-Chicago O’Hare route, which is expected to be launched next year. In a US Dept. of Transportation filing, HU said it would use the Dreamliner “or equivalent long-haul aircraft in its fleet” to start four weekly Chicago flights. The Haikou-based carrier, which has 10 787s on order, sought compensation for delays last year (ATW Daily News, Jan. 21, 2011). HU chairman Chen ...

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