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Hainan Airlines launches Haikou-Osaka flights

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Hainan Airlines has launched thrice weekly flights between Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province in southern China, and Osaka, Japan.

Hainan Airlines will operate the route with Boeing 737-800 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flights are scheduled to take off from Haikou (HAK) at 08:40 and land in Osaka at 13:40. The return flight is timed to leave Osaka at 14:40 and arrive in Haikou at 19:15.

Hainan province is aiming to attract 2 million international visitor arrivals by 2020.

From Haikou, Hainan Airlines already operates international flights to Melbourne, Rome, Singapore and Sydney.

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I've heard Hainan island is an unspoiled resort area with luxury hotels, and wants to attract more tourists. This new direct connection to Japan will certainly make it more convenient to visit. The requirement for a travel visa is still a problem however.

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