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Boston-Beijing nonstop service debuts

Hainan Airlines Flight 481 was greeted Friday after it touched down at Logan Airport.
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Hainan Airlines Flight 481 was greeted Friday after it touched down at Logan Airport.

Executives from Massport and Hainan Airlines joined Chinese dignitaries to welcome Hainan’s inaugural Flight 481 from Beijing to Boston as it touched down Friday at Logan Airport — the first nonstop service between the two cities.

The flight took about 13 hours, and round-trip tickets, through the end of June, cost about $1,000 for economy and $3,000 for business class.

Massport and Hainan executives are joined by Yi Liu, (third from left), China’s consulate general in New York, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Logan Airport marking the inaugural flight.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Massport and Hainan executives are joined by Yi Liu, (third from left), China’s consulate general in New York, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Logan Airport marking the inaugural flight.