Hainan Airlines celebrates 20 years03.05.2013
At a press conference held in Beijing on 22 April and entitled “Brilliant 20 Years, Shining Five Stars”, the Chinese airline Hainan Airlines was honoured for the third time in succession as a SKYTRAX Five-Star Airline.
At the event Chen Ming, Hainan Airline’s President, also presented the airline’s new brand slogan: “Cherished Experience”.
Mr Zhiwei Shi, General Manager Hainan Airlines Berlin, stated: “From the very beginning, Hainan Airlines’ service philosophy has always focussed on the passenger. It is our aim to make Hainan Airlines a strong, internationally recognised brand, and so we are particularly pleased that the renowned corporate consultancy SKYTRAX has for the third consecutive time recognised our efforts with the highest possible rating of five stars.”
Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “20 years of Hainan Airlines and nearly five years of Berlin-Beijing. I warmly congratulate Hainan Airlines on the occasion of this anniversary. The connection between the Chinese and the German capital cities is of enormous importance for us. I am grateful for Hainan Airline’s commitment and look forward to continuing this great partnership.”
About Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines, China’s fourth-largest airline, was founded in 1993 and is owned by the HNA Group.
Since September 2008, Hainan Airlines has flown up to five times a week in around 9.5 hours nonstop from Berlin to Beijing; the service is operated with modern Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The flights are marketed in a codeshare with airberlin, which offers connecting flights under Hainan Airline’s flight number from around Europe to Berlin for this service. Alternatively, in most booking classes Hainan Airlines offers free train tickets to Berlin for passengers using this service.
Hainan Airlines’ services have been awarded five stars by the renowned airline rating portal Skytrax for the third consecutive time.