BA increases weekly Shanghai flights

22nd Feb 2013

British Airways (BA) is making its London-Shanghai route a daily service.

The airline will go from offering six flights a week to seven from March 31.

It is the latest increase for the service by BA, which has been flying to the Chinese city since June 2005, after initially offering five flights a week.

When the plans are introduced it will mean that more Londoners have the opportunity to get themselves down to Heathrow and visit the city. For businesspeople the increased number of flights could also make it easier to conduct deals in China.

As well as offering more London-Shanghai flights, the airline is also extending its China operations, with a new service to Chengdu.

This will run three times a week and is set to be launched on September 22.

BA's Middle East and Asia Pacific general manager Jamie Cassidy expressed how important Shanghai is for BA customers, highlighting the potential business boost the new flights will provide.

"Shanghai is a very important route for our customers, especially for those doing business there. We want companies from China to grow and strengthen in the UK market and for British companies in the UK to thrive in China," he said.

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