China’s Hainan Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open three direct routes to the UK in 2017 after a new bilateral agreement took effect in October. According to the CAAC, the Haikou-based carrier plans to open 3X-weekly Chengdu-London Airbus A330-200 or Boeing 787 services in January 2017. It also wants to open 3X-weekly Shenzhen-London A330-200 or 787 services in August 2017, and 3X-weekly Changsha-London A330-200 services in April ...

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