GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HAINAN, Mar 22 (FAM) – Hainan Airways is to add a fifth weekly direct flight between Beijing and Manchester from June. It follows the success of the airline’s four-times-a-week service to Beijing, the only scheduled direct link to the Chinese capital outside of London.

The additional flight will operate from June 1, said a joint statement issued in Manchester by Manchester Airport and Hainan Airways.