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WHEREAS, Hainan Airlines was founded in 1993, and began service to the United States in 2008, and has grown to be China's largest independent airline with a fleet of more than 200 aircraft; and

WHEREAS, Hainan Airlines will be launching the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China, with the inaugural flight to Las Vegas departing from Beijing Capital International Airport and arriving at McCarran International Airport; and

WHEREAS, Hainan's award-winning service complements the Nevada experience; where the Silver State strives to provide world-class service from the hospitality and entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and across the state; and

WHEREAS, McCarran International Airport hosted more than 45 million passengers in 2015, making it the eighth-busiest airport in North America; and

WHEREAS, the partnership between McCarran and Hainan Airlines provides an opportunity to share all that the Silver State has to offer with our international guests, while they experience first-class service from Hainan Airlines and the amenities of the state-of-the-art airport in Las Vegas; and

WHEREAS, from the cornerstone of the great American West, to a city with more than 3,000 years of history, this partnership is an opportunity to bring cultures together to explore these world-class destinations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  December 2, 2016 as a day in honor of



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley