British Airways resumes flights to mainland China

British Airways has announced that it will resume flights between the UK and mainland China this summer.

The resumption comes after a two-year absence following the Coronavirus pandemic. British Airways first flew to China in 1980 and continued to do so until the pandemic. As it resumes the services, tickets are now on sale for flights to Shanghai from April 23 and Beijing from June 3.

From 23 April, flights will operate daily between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport – flight numbers BA168/BA169. From June 3, flights will operate four times per week between London Heathrow and Beijing Daxing Airport – flight numbers BA88/89. The schedule is subject to operational change and regulatory approval, the airline said.

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.’