British Airways has announced it will resume flights between the UK and mainland China after a two-year break. Tickets for flights to Shanghai starting on April 23 and Beijing starting on June 3 are now available for purchase.
Beginning in 1980, British Airways flew to China on a regular basis until the epidemic. The airline has been working hard to resume these essential trips so that passengers may visit their family and friends.
From 23 April, flights will operate daily between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport – flight numbers BA168/BA169. From 3 June, flights will operate four times per week between London Heathrow and Beijing Daxing Airport – flight numbers BA88/89.
Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our flights from Shanghai and Beijing. We know they’ve been looking forward to reuniting with family and friends, coming to study in the UK and resuming business between China and the UK. We have an incredibly rich history of flying to mainland China, having connected the two countries for more than 40 years. We look forward to resuming these routes again.”
British Airways has always put safety first in all that it does. To ensure the security and well-being of both passengers and staff, the airline has put in place a variety of safeguards both at the airport and on board. All planes operated by British Airways include HEPA filters that totally recycle the air once every two to three minutes, removing minuscule bacterial and viral clusters with an efficiency of more than 99.9%, which is comparable to operating room standards in hospitals. British Airways consistently complies with local laws to provide a safe and easy journey for its clients