LONDON, May 3 (Xinhua) -- China's Hainan Airlines is to operate a daily direct service between Manchester and Beijing from July to the end of September, it was announced Wednesday.
The airline, which kicked-off its route to the Chinese capital city in June last year, announced in March this year its plan to add a fifth weekly direct flight between Beijing and Manchester from June.
Now the carrier has revealed it will make the service daily during the summer, meaning a 31 percent increase to capacity between Manchester and the Chinese capital.
That announcement comes after Cathay Pacific will make its Manchester to Hong Kong route daily from December, with an increase to five flights a week from June.
Hainan Airlines who currently fly four times a week to Beijing will start its daily service in July until the end of September. The Skytrax five star carrier will also be changing its aircraft to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the sky.
Cathay Pacific will increase to five services from June 2, with the daily service starting on Dec. 1.