Hainan Airlines opened the direct flight linking Beijing and Ireland’s capital city - Dublin on June 12th. This is the first ever direct route from mainland China to Ireland and the first Irish destination in Hainan Airlines’ network.
The new air route is operated by Airbus A330 aircraft. The flight departures from Beijing at 01:30 a.m. Beijing Time and arrives in Dublin at 06:00 a.m. local time. The flight takes about 11.5 hours.
According to the schedule, the flight takes off each Thursday and Sunday and the return flight takes off each Tuesday and Saturday.
The shorter flight times benefits the growing numbers of tourists, students, business people and other travelers between the two areas. The new direct flight can help strengthen the bilateral relationship between China and Ireland. It will also help facilitate bilateral tourism and economic exchanges. Hainan Airlines will provide more premium services to people around the world.