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Bit of a odd route? And hardly any lead in time? Not sure how sustainable all these random two/three weekly routes Hainan keep launching will be in the long term.
There target will be Chinese tourists. It's possible that the flight may be backed by a tour company?
 

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Its also interesting that they have totally bypassed the UK. Mmmmmmmm i wonder why ??;)
Probably because they may not have the rights to this route. Shenzhen Airlines already operate LHR so that would then leave other airports and with China it's quite possible that Hainan may not have the rights for MAN or EDI or were lobbied specifically to operate Dublin by the local authority or touring company. I'm pretty sure it won't be down to Brexit!
 

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There target will be Chinese tourists. It's possible that the flight may be backed by a tour company?
Maybe, but considering Hainan only operate Dublin a few times a week via Edinburgh I find it quite strange they are launching a direct flight to a secondary city with a only few weeks lead in. Surely making DUB-PEK direct would make more sense? I do find Hainan’s business model quite strange - perhaps that’s why they’re reportedly bleeding so much money?
 

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Maybe, but considering Hainan only operate Dublin a few times a week via Edinburgh I find it quite strange they are launching a direct flight to a secondary city with a only few weeks lead in. Surely making DUB-PEK direct would make more sense? I do find Hainan’s business model quite strange - perhaps that’s why they’re reportedly bleeding so much money?
From little i know of Chinese aviation it's all to do with rights and local politics. Which can make decisions mystifying at times.
 

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Apparently Stobart Air will operate 8 flights a day (I'm assuming 4 rotations) to Amsterdam on behalf of KLM with an E195.
 

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