LONDON – BBC Global News and Hainan Airlines have signed a major new deal, in a special signing ceremony at the BBC’s headquarters in London to celebrate their partnership.


The strategic commercial partnership will see BBC StoryWorks, the award-winning content marketing division of BBC Global News, produce digital and video content for Hainan Airlines to mark the launch of its new route and the beauty of its destinations.


Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News and Yufei Wang, Vice President, Branding, Hainan Airlines, spoke about the significance of the partnership.


Jim Egan said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with such a prestigious Chinese brand as Hainan Airlines. We look forward to working closely with them, developing and delivering a range of creative content that will bring their brand and services to life for our global audience.”


Yufei Wang added: “Metaphorically speaking, Hainan Airlines has built an air bridge connecting different cities and regions worldwide, while BBC Global News has built a cultural bridge communicating the diversity of the world in the form of unique and genuine reports. Our cooperation will not only promote cultural exchanges and integration between China and the UK, but also help in cultivating a healthy and closer relationship between the two countries. With the support of the content created by BBC StoryWorks, we expect to enhance our influence across the world by making more travellers aware of our services.”


BBC StoryWorks is the content marketing division of BBC Global News, with teams on the ground in New York, London, Dubai, New Delhi, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney, ensuring access to a global network of creative excellence as well as expert regional knowledge.


The division works with clients to develop and deliver commercial branded content and the sponsorship of BBC editorial across BBC Global News’ digital and TV platforms, as well as digital services provided by BBC Studios and BBC World  Service.