News

British Airways Launches New Flight to Chengdu

British Airways Launches New Flight to Chengdu

British Airways has announced a new route to Chengdu in China, just weeks after starting services to Seoul in South Korea.

To celebrate the launch, and reflecting the Chinese belief that eight is an auspicious number, flights to Chengdu are available from £508 if booked between today and 6th January 2013.

British Airways

The flight number for the inbound service is BA88 and BA89 for the London outbound flight.

British Airways will be the only UK carrier to offer a direct service between London Heathrow and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

The thrice-weekly service, which is now on sale, will start on 22nd September 2013. The route will be served by a four-cabin B777 with First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy).

Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of IAG, who announced the route in Chengdu, said: “I have visited China on many occasions and last year went to Chengdu to see for myself the progress that has been made at the airport. It is truly impressive and shows vision and ambition.

“I am delighted to announce this new route, which demonstrates the importance of mainland China to British Airways and our commitment to grow our presence here. Economic growth in China is continuing to outstrip that of most other countries, and Chengdu is not only the capital of Sichuan Province in the South West of China but one of the country’s largest cities.

“Since 1990, Chengdu’s economy has expanded rapidly, consistently delivering double-digit rates of growth. We are confident that the new route between Chengdu and London will prove popular with customers travelling between the two major economic hubs.

“China is also a fascinating venue for leisure travellers, and the region is famed for its giant pandas, rich culture and excellent cuisine.”

In summer 2013, British Airways will also be increasing frequencies on services from London Heathrow to Amman, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jeddah, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Toronto.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Erika Wins Two Tickets to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific

Michael FloodJune 21, 2018

Cantabria Region Promotes in Cork

Michael FloodJune 21, 2018

European Aviation Facing Serious Capacity Challenges – Eurocontrol

Neil SteedmanJune 21, 2018

Lainey’s Adventures: Getting Your White Card in Australia

Neil SteedmanJune 21, 2018

Touring Ireland with The Old Stones

Neil SteedmanJune 21, 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises to Invest in Silversea Cruises

Michael FloodJune 21, 2018

United Airlines Marks 20 Years Flying from Dublin Airport

Michael FloodJune 21, 2018

CAR Extends Consultation Deadline for Issues Paper CP7/2018

Neil SteedmanJune 21, 2018

An Amazing Flight Coincidence at Shannon Airport

Michael FloodJune 21, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland