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Hainan Airlines connects Kolkata to Southern China
Shekhar Niyogi, Kolkata, June 9, 2011

HAINAN Airlines will introduce thrice-weekly direct services between Shenzhen and Kolkata from July 12, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a configuration of eight business-class and 154 economy-class seats.


K. Goswami, of Kolkata-based Travelcorp, said: “The timing of the new flight is great because our holiday season in October is just around the corner. Moreover, there has been increasing interest in FIT travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau over the past two years.”


The three-and-a-half hour flight to Shenzhen will offer onward connections to about 20 cities in China. Hainan Airlines will provide complimentary coach transportation from Shenzhen airport to Hong Kong, which is less than an hour’s drive away. Bus services from the airport to Guangzhou will also be available for a reasonable fee.


At the moment, Kolkata is linked to Kunming via flights operated by China Eastern Airlines. Kolkata has no other direct connections to China, and travellers usually have to transit through Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to go to China and Hong Kong.


Special promotional fares are being offered by Hainan Airlines for travel before July 31 from Kolkata to Shenzhen and several other destinations.


Kolkata, the main gateway of eastern India, has substantial trade links with China, while Indian participation in the Canton and Hong Kong trade fairs is becoming increasingly common.


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Kolkata-Shenzhen-Kolkata flight service will be saving a lot of time for the frequent fliers. Congratulations to Hainan Island.
Posted by: Janardan Paul
17-06-2011 21:08:35
hello,am very happy to hear about the operation stating from july.i with my friends would like to book 10 tkts for july travel.waiting for the booking to open.
Posted by: vijaya
25-06-2011 22:47:38
I have hong work permit with me is it possible for me to go Shenzhen first then go to hong kong.
Posted by: jijnasu basa
05-09-2011 18:32:43
Thanks to the Team Management of HAINAN Airlines for launching route to one of the upcoming city of West Bengal.However, management should also to study of launching flights of commercial city of india .ie Bombay as there\'s a lot of traffic movement of trade and business associates from whole Western India region
Posted by: Rupesh
11-08-2012 16:00:32
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