Hainan Airline the largest privately owned air transport company in China will commence its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to Toronto next week. From 31st March 2014, the Chinese airline will deploy its new B787-8 to connect direct route from Beijing Capital International Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport by replacing the Airbus A330 which currently operates on this route. The new Dreamliner comes equipped with 213 seats out of which 36 seats are in business class and 177 in economy class.
With this flight services to Toronto, it will now become Hainan Airlines’ third Dreamliner destination following Chicago, and Seattle which began in November 2103 and January 2014 respectively.
Initially flights to Toronto operate three times weekly, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday before rising to daily flight from 1st May 2014. Through a codesharing agreement with WestJet, Hainan Airlines passengers can also transfer to other Canadian destinations including Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Halifax.