Hainan Airlines is set to launch its first direct flight route between London and Changsha in Hunan province with a new non-stop service. Hainan Airlines said the new route will provide a link between the British capital and one of China's most "famous historical cities".
Starting on March 23, three of its Boeing 787 passenger jets will depart each week from Changsha Huanghua International Airport and arrive at London's Heathrow Airport before making the return journey. Flights will depart from Changsha in the morning, just before noon, and arrive in London mid-afternoon on the same day. The return flights leave Heathrow late at night and arrive in Changsha the next day, in the middle of the afternoon.
Changsha is the political, economic, cultural, and technological hub of Hunan province. As the capital city of Hunan, a province of south-central China, Changsha located on the lower reaches of Xiang river, a branch of the Yangtze River. The attractions in Changsha are quite varied, thanks to its long history and the diversity of events which have happened here. Changsha also has a rich collection of parks and gardens enjoyed by both visitors and locals.