The first direct flights to Hainan, China from Russia are expected in April 2023

Tourist portal published an article that the first flights to Hainan from Russia may take place in April. But for now, flights will only be from Moscow and will be organized with the help of Chinese air carriers.


The resumption of visa issuance by China after a three-year covid pause raised questions among tourists: when will there be flights to the main resort of the country, Hainan Island? Editorial Office I talked to experts and found out the answers to these questions. Some of them are sure that Russians will be able to fly to the island by direct routes very soon. "The first flights to Hainan from Moscow will be in April.


This is almost certain. Our company is considering the possibility of taking blocks on these flights," he told the journalist IZI Tour Commercial Director Evgeny Kosinkov. According to our sources, in April, the Chinese airline Hainan Airlines, which already flies to Russia, may start operating flights to Hainan. Its headquarters are based just on the island, and before the pandemic, the airline flew in this direction.


So far, there are no such tickets in the carrier's booking system. For the first time, tourists on the island will be received by Haikou Airport, because the Sanya International Terminal is now closed for reconstruction. The work should be completed no later than August. It is planned to use this airport from autumn to the high winter season. But when Russian airlines will fly to the


Chinese resort is still a question. It is unlikely that any of the carriers will be able to implement these plans in such a short time. The reason is that debermudized aircraft are already involved in more popular destinations – Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Thailand. And double-registered aircraft are no longer accepted in China.


Therefore, for example, iFly, which has flown before, will not be able to open flights to Hainan. And AZUR air informed us that they have no plans for this direction yet.