At 1:10 a.m. on June 9, HNA Group's Hainan Airlines flight hu797, loaded with 21.2 tons of cargo, took off from Haikou Meilan International Airport and will arrive at Sydney International Airport at 13:10 local time. This flight mainly carries general cargo and e-commerce cargo. The route is operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The one-way flight is 10 hours long and there are three round-trip flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and days every week.
Haikou Sydney is Hainan Airlines' second regular intercontinental cargo route in Hainan after Haikou Paris, and it is also the first regular intercontinental cargo route from Hainan to Australia. The Haikou Sydney route can transit the manufacturing products of Guangzhou Shenzhen and other big bay areas and the trade goods of Jiangsu Zhejiang Shanghai and other Yangtze River Delta areas to Australia via Hainan; Hainan local fruits and vegetables and other goods can also take the flight to realize cross ocean export; Australian milk powder, health care products and e-commerce goods can also enter China through Hainan, and can be transported to major cities through Hainan Airlines' domestic airline network. The route enriches the cargo transportation channels between China and Australia, and helps Hainan free trade port build an international logistics "air channel".
In order to ensure the safe operation of the first flight, Hainan Airlines, in strict accordance with the relevant requirements of national epidemic prevention, abides by the relevant provisions of Civil Aviation Administration on crew epidemic prevention, and provides epidemic prevention materials as required to strengthen protection. At the same time, we should strengthen the implementation of the quarantine policy for crew returning to China and the elimination and killing of goods and aircraft, so as to ensure the safety of epidemic prevention.
The opening of this route is the further embodiment of Hainan Airlines' active implementation of the national directive of "enhancing the international air cargo capacity", and also another practical action of building Hainan into an international shipping and aviation hub. In May, when the first China International Consumer Goods Expo held in Hainan came to an end, Hainan Airlines densified, increased frequency of intercontinental freight routes and unblocked international trade, contributing to the construction of a new development pattern of international and domestic double circulation.
At present, Hainan is speeding up its construction into a more open and inclusive free trade port, and Hainan, which is at the intersection of domestic and international double circulation, is bound to usher in more development opportunities. Hainan Airlines, as the main force in the air cargo construction of Hainan free trade port, will continue to improve its transportation service capacity, expand more high-quality international routes, build a large air channel connecting the free trade port with the world, and contribute to the smooth domestic and international double circulation and service construction of a new development pattern.
Source: civil aviation resources network