Maiden flight on Route Shanghai-Brussels: a Complete Success
On May 28, 2010,184 passengers finished their flight on HU7907 at 6: 25, a.m. from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to BRU with a steady landing, signifying a complete success of the maiden Shanghai – Brussels flight in Eastern China. Now, passengers can travel thousands of miles in several hours between the Oriental Pearl of China and the center of the Continent.
In the evening of May 27, Hainan Airlines (HNAIR) held a simple but solemn launching ceremony in terminal one of PVG. Sales Department members led by Chen Xiaomin, Sales Manager of Shanghai HU presented flowers to the maiden flight aircrew. HNAIR staff also extended their sincere thanks and wishes to every passenger with lovely gifts. The media spoke highly of this ceremony, so did the passengers. They felt lucky to take the maiden flight and posed for a group photo with the HNAIR staff before the banner.
The launching of route "Shanghai- Brussels" not only improves HNAIR routes network layout, but also expands its market share in Shanghai and the Eastern China, thus leading to an enhancement of HU brand image.
In 2009, Hainan Airlines became China's first "SKYTRAX 4-Star Airline"; in May, 2010,in the "SKYTRAX World Aviation Awards" through a survey over 17,900,000 or more passengers , announced publicly in Hamburger, German, HNAIR was awarded "Distinguished Service in China" and recognized as "the best airlines of Mainland China" for the second time after winning it in 2008
To date, HNAIR has opened nearly 500 domestic and international routes flying to more than 90 cities, connecting Asia, Europe, America and Africa.