Praise the Lords – the dumpling god is shining down upon us. It's just been announced that Ireland's first ever direct flight to mainland China will be operating from Dublin airport this summer and we are BUZZIN.
Come June 12 you will be able to fly direct to Beijing from Dublin Airport with Hainan, which is China’s largest independent airline, who will operate flights from Dublin to Beijing four times per week.
On two days per week, the service will be direct non-stop flights between Dublin and Beijing. On the other two days, the flights will operate with a stopover in Edinburgh.
First we had the exciting news of Dublin-Hong Kong, and now this? Summer 2018 is looking very exciting indeed.
You'll leave Dublin airport at 11.10am and arrive at 5am in Beijing the next day, making the flight just under 10 hours long
“This first ever direct route to mainland China and the first Irish destination in Hainan Airlines’ international network is a major achievement, which will prove transformational to the bilateral relationship between China and Ireland,” the Tánaiste Simon Coveney said.