December 12, 2012
Hainan Airlines shifts Gulf hub to Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways’ codeshare partner Hainan Airlines has shifted its Gulf flight operations from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The airline now operates its twice weekly Beijing to Luanda service via Etihad Airways’ hub in Abu Dhabi. The new services are timed to offer Hainan Airlines’ guests seamless connectivity from Beijing to Berlin and London Heathrow and from Cairo, the Maldives and Casablanca* to Beijing on the return. The move to Abu Dhabi expands the scope of cooperation between the airline partners beyond the original agreement, signed in December 2011, to codeshare on flights and offer guests reciprocal frequent flyer program benefits.