Hainan Airlines launched a chartered Airbus A330 flight connecting Dalian and Seattle on Dec 28. It is the first United States-bound flight from Northeast China, according to Dalian Daily.
The flight, number HU495, will take off from Dalian at 12:30 pm every Monday and Friday, and arrive in Seattle at 11:05 am local time.
The return flight, number HU496, will depart from Seattle at 1:00 pm local time every Monday and Friday, and arrive in Dalian at 8:55 pm the next day.
The Dalian-Seattle flight will reduce travel time to 11.5 hours from roughly 22 hours, increasing convienience for economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
Edited by Zhao Qian and Michael Thai