Las Vegas is close to getting its first nonstop flights to and from China after Chinese aviation authorities approved a route requested by one of that country’s major air carriers.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved Hainan Airlines’ request to fly three round trips a week between Beijing Capital International Airport and McCarran International Airport beginning in September.
Hainan, the fourth-largest air carrier by fleet and the largest privately owned airline in China, is based in Haikou, Hainan, a city on an island just off the country’s southern coastline.
Under Hainan’s proposal, the airline would fly the route with a 213-seat twin-engine Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” jet.
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