Hainan Airlines plans to launch 3X-weekly flights between Beijing and Tel Aviv from April 28, 2016. Haikou-based Hainan will become the first airline in China to fly the Beijing-Tel Aviv route. El Al Israel Airlines currently operates the route 3X-weekly with Boeing 767-300s. The Hainan flights will be operated with an Airbus A330 configured with 178 economy seats and 36 business class seats. Flight time will be 11 hr. from Beijing to Tel Aviv and 9 hr., 30 min. from Tel Aviv to Beijing.

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