Hainan Airlines starting 30JUN11 is launching 2 weekly Manzhouli – Chita service, becoming the first carrier to offer International service on regular scheduled basis from the Chinese inner-Mongolian city to Russia. It will also be the 2nd Chinese carrier operating to the Russian city, where Air China currently operates 2 weekly Hailar – Chita service with Boeing 737-300.
According to report, prior to the launch of this 1-hour only air traffic service, the only access between Manzhouli and Chita is by road for 7-8 hours, or by rail for over 10 hours.
Boeing 737-800 aircraft operates this service with following schedule:
HU7971 NZH1120 – 1420HTA 738 47
HU7972 HTA1620 – 1520NZH 738 47