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Non-Stop from Dublin to Beijing with Hainan Airlines

Non-Stop from Dublin to Beijing with Hainan Airlines

Beijing is truly an amazing city that is an amalgam of China’s ancient history and a nation that has developed a booming economy. Now that  there are direct flights from Dublin Airport direct to Beijing Capital International Airport with Hainan Airlines, these will open up many new destinations to Irish business and leisure travellers. This new service is the first between Ireland and China.

Hainan Airlines B787 Business Class seat

Last year, circa 120,000 passengers travelled between Ireland and mainland China, with Beijing accounting for a quarter of these trips. As a destination Beijing has much to offer to Irish visitors.

Beijing streetscape

Hainan Airlines was named a Skytrax 5-Star Airline for the eighth consecutive year, in addition to being awarded in the Best Business Class Amenities, Best Airline China, and Best Airlines Staff in China designations. After joining the roster of Skytrax World’s Top 10 Airlines for the first time in 2017, the airline moved up the rankings to claim eighth place this year, becoming the first mainland China-based airline to win the honour for the second year in a row.

Confucius Temple, Beijing

The flights are currently operated by a B787 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration. Business Class is 2x2x2, while Economy Class is 3x3x3. Flights are three times a week during the winter schedule. The airline currently has a fleet of 214 aircraft.

The airline operates a route strategy of large hub to smaller cities and is considering new routes on an ongoing basis. Perhaps their next route from Ireland could be to one of their focus cities, such as Shenzhen. This routing  offers onward flights to Oceania with destinations such as Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns and Chiang Rai.

A young bride to be with her future spouse

Tai Chi is a really relaxing activity

Beijing offers great shopping opportunities

Tiananmen Square has the capacity to hold half a million people

Restaurants serve authentic Chinese meals

Mountain of Accumulated Elegance

The Forbidden City

Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army on duty in Beijing

Beijing is indeed a fun city for visitors

The Great Wall, originally built to ward off enemy attacks, today attracts the peoples of the world who come as tourists to visit this great historic edifice

Note the title on the sign.

Yes, Starbucks is in Beijing

Love from Beijing

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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