Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines will start a new route connecting Beijing and Oslo from the Spring of 2019 – the first direct connection between China and Norway.
The airline will operate an Airbus A330-300 aircraft three times a week with 292 seats in a two class configuration with 32 flatbed business class seats and 260 economy class seats.
Hainan Airlines vice president, Liu Jichun said: “The coming new route of Beijing to Oslo is the first direct route between China and Norway operated by Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines.
“These efforts have gained Hainan Airlines with an optimized network between China and Europe. This new route will certainly intensify the communications between the two countries, thus stimulating the development of a prosperous economic tie for China and Norway, as well as the Nordic region.”
Oslo Airport airport director, Øyvind Hasaas added: “This is excellent news for Norwegian travel, business and tourism. Hainan Airlines is a major international airline, and this will mean that even more Chinese tourists will have an opportunity to experience everything Norway has to offer.
“Norway is the Nordic country with the largest number of Chinese tourists. This trend has seen very positive developments in recent years. It is therefore only natural that a large and recognized airline such as Hainan Airlines would want to open a direct connection to Oslo Airport.”