Hainan Airlines to connect Brussels Airport with Shenzhen in March
January 11, 2018: In a major move, Chinese airline Hainan Airlines is all set to connect Brussels Airport to the major Chinese city of Shenzhen from March 20.
According to reports, Brussels Airport will have a direct connection to Shenzhen Boa'an International Airport. Hainan Airlines will be launching a third direct connection from Brussels Airport to China, in addition to its flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong.
The Brussels-Shenzhen route will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner%u2014one of the most modern aircraft in today's fleet.
'We are pleased to join hands with Hainan Airlines, a third direct connection with China to our network. Shenzhen is located in the Pearl River Delta, a region with a population of around 62 million. The expansion of the network to one of the largest growth regions in the world offers the Belgian economy and business community new, directly accessible business possibilities and markets. Shenzhen itself is also enjoying a strong economic growth,' said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
Hainan Airlines has been a permanent face at Brussels Airport for over one decade. In 2006, the airline started a direction connection to Beijing, and in
October last year, Hainan Airlines added a direct flight from Brussels Airport to Shanghai.
China is an enormous growth market in the world, and the direct connections will further increase and facilitate the investment and export possibilities between both countries.
Shenzhen Boa'an International Airport is working on a strong international and intercontinental expansion. In the beginning of 2017, the airport was largely focused on internal, regional traffic. The airport, however, has the capacity and the potential for attracting travellers from far beyond the borders.
Last year, the airport started a rapid expansion of the number of international and intercontinental routes; the Brussels Airport-Shenshen Boa'an connection is one of the first routes to the European continent.