Hainan Airlines launching non-stop flights between Beijing & Las Vegas

According to a statement on the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) website, Hainan Airlines has applied for permission to launch three weekly flights to Las Vegas from September 2016. The carrier will deploy its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the route.

If approved by CAAC, Las Vegas will become the carrier’s fifth destination in United States, following Chicago, San Jose, Seattle and Boston.

The new cross-Pacific service will also mark Las Vegas’ first connection to mainland China.