Hainan Airlines at BER
Hainan Airlines at BER

Hainan Airlines connects BER with China

Published: 12 August 2022, 06:00 PM
Updated: 25 August 2022, 10:00 AM
Thomas Hoff Andersson (Chief Operations Officer, FBB) and Stefan Pampel (Hainan Airlines) © Günter Wicker / Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

On Friday, 12 August, the first scheduled flight (since the break due to Covid-19) from China to BER landed as planned. Hainan Airlines now connects BER with China for the first time. The airline arrives at BER non-stop from Beijing every Friday. The return flight takes place on the same day. 

Due to Chinese infection control regulations, the flight includes a stopover in the port city of Dalian before arriving in Beijing. There, passengers must expect an eight- to ten-day quarantine stay, depending on the entry regulations.

Tickets for flights to and from BER are available on the airline’s website at hainanairlines.com as well as from travel agencies. The flight times (local time in each case) are as follows:

  • Departure from Beijing (PEK) Friday 2:30 am – Arrival at BER 6:40 am
  • Departure from BER Friday 16:50 – Arrival at Dalian Zhoushuizi (DLC) 8:25 the following Saturday
  • Departure from DLC Saturday 23:45 – Arrival at PEK 1:10 the following Sunday
Hainan Airlines at BER

The Airbus A330 offers 260 economy and 32 business class seats. Depending on the booking class, the airline offers its guests the use of the priority lane and access to the Lounge Tempelhof at BER.

Before the break due to Covid-19, Hainan Airlines had connected Beijing and the former airport Berlin-Tegel between September 2008 and March 2020. Travel between the two capitals will be easier thanks to the resumption of scheduled routes to Beijing. Entry into the People’s Republic of China is also subject to visa requirements and infection control regulations. Up-to-date travel advice can be found on the Chinese Embassy in Germany’s website at http://de.china-embassy.gov.cn/det/.

The information published on this page is correct as of the publication or revision date.