Travelers will soon be able to board direct flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Beijing, China.
The Boston Herald reports that the new flights, which will be announced next week, will dramatically boost business between a China's emerging market and Boston's top-notch technology and research opportunities. They will also serve as a vital source of transport for the legions of Chinese students who head to the Hub to study.
The flights will occur four times per week onChina’s Hainan Airlines, the story continued.
While reps for Massport wouldn't confirm the new flights, it is widely known that they filed an applicationwith the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this month.
“It’s going to mean hundreds of millions of dollars in new visitor spending for Boston, Massachusetts and New England,” Greater Boston Convention and Travelers BureauPat Moscaritolo told the Herald.
After the United Kingdom, Boston isthe top country for Chinese tourists bound for this region. In 2012, Logan Airport began direct flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Japan's Narita Airport.
Follow Metro Boston on Twitter @MetroBOS.