Agressive Southern Chinese Airline Launches Shenzhen-Vienna Service

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: October 12, 2018; 11:56 ♦ (Vindobona)

The South Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines is pushing ahead with its expansion into Europe by adding Vienna - Shenzhen as the next non-stop route after Zurich at the end of August. The new twice-weekly flights will take off on October 20th, connecting Vienna with Shenzhen on Thursdays and Saturdays using the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft (see picture).

Hainan Airlines: The flights between Shenzhen and Vienna will be launched with such a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / byeangel from Tsingtao, China [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Hainan Airlines is the largest non-governmental (civilian-run enterprise) airline in China, the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People's Republic of China, and fourth-largest airline in Asia in terms of passengers carried.

Aside from Vienna, Hainan Airlines has connected three other European cities to Shenzhen with direct flights so far this year, after…