Hainan Airlines in Tibet

Brief Introduction

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. is an airline headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China. It is the largest civilian-run air transport company, the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China, and tenth-largest airline in Asia in terms of passengers carried. Hainan Airlines was established in October 1989 as Hainan Province Airlines in Hainan, the largest special economic zone in China. In 1996, it was renamed Hainan Airlines. 

As of January 2017, Hainan Airlines operates seven lases across China: Beijing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Sanya, Shenzhen and Xian. It operated an extensive network across China, connecting Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. It serves nearly 500 domestic and international routes and flies to more than 90 cities.

Hainan Airlines Fleet

As of December 2018, the Hainan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A330-200 9 36 186 222  
Airbus A330-300 20 5 32 260 292 B-8287 in Hai!MAN chester Livery.
Airbus A350-900 2 13 33 301 334 Deliveries started in September 2018.
Boeing 737-700 2 8 120 128  
Boeing 737-800 155 8 156 164  
Boeing 737 MAX 8 9 41 8 168 176 3 firm orders; commitment for up to 50 aircraft.
Boeing 787-8 10 36 177 213  
Boeing 787-9 24 14 30 259 289 B-1343, B-1540, B-6998, B-7302 in Kungfu Panda Livery.
262 292
Comac C919 20
Total 231 85

First Flight to Tibet

The privately-owned Hainan Airlines completed an inaugural flight to Tibet on the morning of May 17, 2006, establishing itself as a player in a market once monoplized by four state-owned airlines. The Haikou-based airlines’ Flight HU7854 landed on Lhasa’s Gonggar Airport on 10:40 a.m. after a 2-hour flight from northwest China’s Xi’an. The 137 passengers on the inaugural flight not only received iconic Tibetan welcomes featuring butter tea and Hada, but enjoyed discounted tickets, a rarities on flights to the mountain-locked Himalayan region.

Flights to and fro Tibet

At present, there is no flights operated by Hainan Airlines flying to Tibet. If there is any further information, we will let you know.