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  • Melanie Beard

Hainan Airlines in Mexico

Mexican travelers seek new destinations, new experiences, new adventures every time. The exotic and mysterious country of China has always been an inspiration for our most fanciful dreams and is the perfect setting for fantasy stories. Now, this fascinating country is within our reach and reaching Beijing, its capital, has never been easier and faster.

Under the slogan 'Fly Your Dreams', Hainan Airlines makes our dream of venturing into the exotic and unforgettable country of China, where its rich culture, history, hotel and gastronomy waits for us.

The prestigious airline Hainan Airlines inaugurated its route from Mexico City to Beijing, with a short stop in Tijuana. Its new non-stop flights between Beijing and Mexico began on March 21st, 2018. The flight will now operates three times a week, being the first nonstop flight from China to Latin America on a Chinese airline!

The direct distance between Beijing and Mexico City is 7,740 miles, and the stop in Tijuana adds only 68 miles to the direct distance of the trip. Hainan is making the stop in Tijuana because the 787-8 was unable to operate the flight non-stop in both directions. This is due to the fact that the Mexico City Airport is located at high altitude, which affects the performance of the airplane's take-off.

While the stop in Tijuana is primarily intended as a refueling stop, Hainan Airlines will have collection rights there, so it should be able to fly between Tijuana and Beijing in Hainan. Thanks to the Cross Border Xpress, it is quite easy to get between San Diego and the Tijuana airport, so this flight could be interesting for those who live in the San Diego area.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the entry of Hainan Airlines into North American markets, and these ten years have witnessed the diversified and growing presence of Hainan Airlines in the region. Hainan Airlines currently operates most of the direct routes between mainland China and North America. It has opened 14 routes from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, New York, Toronto and Calgary to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and other Chinese destinations beyond. The opening of Tijuana will introduce the Hainan Airlines brand in the Latin American market and in San Diego.

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