The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines, one of the largest airlines in China, has officially resumed regular direct flights on the Beijing-Moscow-Beijing route since July 12, 2022, the first plane flew to Moscow today from the second terminal of the Beijing Capital International Airport with a slight delay.
Flight HU7985 of Hainan Airlines from Beijing to Moscow will operate on Tuesdays at 15.40 local time (10.40 Moscow time), the travel time will be 8 hours and 20 minutes. In the opposite direction - also on Tuesdays at 20.55 Moscow time. Flights in both directions - on wide-body aircraft Airbus A330.
However, entry into China will be through the city of Xi'an, where passengers must undergo a week-long quarantine before they can reach Beijing.
Previously, Hainan Airlines officially launched this direct flight from Beijing to Moscow and back on March 19, 2009, the flights have been running steadily for almost 11 years, but due to the pandemic, Hainan Airlines was forced to suspend flights in 2020 due to the pandemic.