British Airways restarts flights to Beijing

British Airways has announced the resumption of its flight services from London to Beijing since a pause in services in January 2020, when the route was suspended due to the pandemic.

The resumption will restore the airline’s exclusivity as the only British carrier operating a direct service between Beijing and the UK.

The British Airways flights will operate four-times-a-week between Beijing and London, departing Daxing Airport on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now, on: and all British Airways customers have the option to purchase premium carbon offsets from certified climate projects and sustainable aviation fuel.

Commenting on the resumption, Louise Street, British Airways’ Director of Worldwide Airports, said: ‘The restart of one of our most important routes after more than three years is a long-awaited moment for all of us at British Airways. Following the successful resumption of flights between Shanghai and London in April, we’re excited to be back in Beijing too, reuniting families and friends and facilitating international student and business travel once again. We are looking forward to working hand-in-hand with our joint business partner China Southern, to provide wider transit options and various benefits to our customers in China and the UK.’

British Airways and partner China Southern both operate from Daxing, giving customers greater connectivity between the UK and China, with a wide choice of onward flights.

Onboard, customers can now access the airline’s newly designed Club Suite (business class) cabin, with direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. The Suite has 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high-definition gate-to-gate programming and PC / USB power, new furnishings, new amenity kits and a reworked dining experience.