Friday, July 21, 2017

Hainan Airlines begins Belgrade sales

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Hainan Airlines has been granted a permit to commence a two weekly service between Beijing and Belgrade via Prague from September 15, the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate confirmed to EX-YU Aviation News. The Chinese carrier also requested and received fifth freedom rights between Prague and Belgrade, allowing it to sell tickets on this sector as well. The carrier has put tickets for the new service on sale, with return economy class fares starting from 550 euros. Flights are scheduled to operate with the 292-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft, featuring 32 seats in business class and the remaining 260 in economy. As previously reported, Hainan Airlines will operate the service under the following schedule.

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    PEK0140 – 0600PRG0750 – 0920BEG 333 15
    HU7938
    BEG1110 – 1245PRG1435 – 0555+1PEK 333 15

    HU7937
    PEK0140 – 0600PRG0750 – 0920BEG 333 15
    HU7938
    BEG1110 – 1245PRG1435 – 0555+1PEK 333 15

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    1. Phenomenal news! Seems like they changed their days, I think initially it was supposed to be Friday and Sunday.

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    2. that meens about 2h waiting in Prag. I'am not sure if this variant to reach Beijing is really good.

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    3. I am sure their price will be the deciding factor, they currently sell BEG-FCO-Xian-Beijing for as little as €589

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    4. Is such a long stopover time usual? It is still a better option compared to disembarking and re-embarking on another (connected) flight but somehow I thought the stopover can be done in less than one hour.

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    5. Qatar sells PEK return flight for 400€

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    6. Tickets are on sale on Hainan's website.

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    7. They should try to get the stop-over time to 1-1.5 hours.

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    8. People they are selling two stop tickets that have been loaded into their system for months now.

      Belgrade Peking via Pragus is still not bookable.

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    9. Yes it is. Go to their website or any booking engine. Beijing - Belgrade via Prague.

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    10. Just went on and there is still nothing.

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    11. Check better.

      http://i.imgur.com/MlZGM2d.png

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  2. Interesting that it will be operated by the A333.

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    1. It was mentioned in one of the previous posts that they will be sending the B787 on some flights

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  3. Congratulations to Serbia, not only will they sell PEK but PRG too! WOW! These are some exciting news. This is one of the biggest events in ex-YU in recent times.

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  4. Wait, where is that expert who kept telling us all this times that the flights will never launch?

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    1. Hahaha +1

      Gotta love the negativity and pessimism on here!

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  5. Where is the crew changing?

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    1. My guess would be PRG in both ways. They go from PEK to PRG, layover until the next flight, go to BEG and back to PRG and wait for the next flight to PEK.

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    2. They may have two options, depending on CAAC legality and rules:

      1 - PEK-PRG (layover) PRG-BEG-PRG (layover) PRG-PEK

      2 - PEK-PRG-BEG (layover) BEG-PRG-PEK

      Option 2 is more economical.

      Any news on fares from BEG to PRG? When are these flights starting?

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    3. It says in the article - 15 september. PRG-BEG-PRG is around 250 euros.

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  6. Fridays around noon: Air Serbia A332 and Hainan A333 will be at the same time at BEG. What gates will they use?

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    1. ASL departs at 13.15 to New York so Hainan will be long gone by then

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  7. Great news but not as great as EK in ZAG, sorry

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    1. Classic "mine is bigger" mentality.

      Sad and pathethic. Nobody here even mentioned ZAG or EK.

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    2. I think he was referring to Purger's comment how EK's arrival was of greater importance than EY buying shares in JU

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    3. That wasn't even mentioned here, and as for that guy, he just can't stand when the news isn't about ZAG, so he's just plain pitiful

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    4. If that makes ZAG special then I guess Entebbe, a 90 000 people town in Uganda is also special as EK flies there too.

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