BA Goes Higher in China

9th Jun 2005

With several major service expansions in Hong Kong and Beijing, and the new service launch in Shanghai in the first week of June, British Airways is reaching new heights in Greater China.
On June 2, British Airways’ Shanghai to London service debuted with five flights per week. In Hong Kong, British Airways increased the number of flights between Hong Kong and London to three flights a day from June 3. Together with the increase to six flights a week between Beijing and London effective from June 6, London has never been closer with more choice and convenience from any of the three main Greater China cities.

“June this year marks a new milestone for British Airways in Hong Kong and China,” said Fernando Suarez, British Airways General Manager, Greater China and the Philippines, at a media event today. “The expanded schedule and network in Hong Kong and China answers the burgeoning demand of Chinese travellers for our quality service to London.”

With summer just around the corner in London, the city is full of exciting events such as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Queen’s birthday parade and The Proms Music Festival. Taking advantage of British Airways’ extensive European network which provides over 600 flights a day between the UK and the Continent, travellers can also be part of Paris’ Bastille Day celebrations in July and the Vienna Music and Film Festival in July and August.Ê

British Airways’ presence in Greater China dates back to 1936, when the Hong Kong to London service first commenced. Together with 25 years of experience in mainland China, British Airways provides Chinese travellers with dedicated services, including Chinese cabin crew, Chinese cuisine and the Chinese Visitors Service at Heathrow Airport with Cantonese and Mandarin speaking staff to assist non-English speakers.

To coincide with the major service expansions, British Airways recently launched the Online Boarding Pass in Hong Kong and Beijing. With this new service, travellers can print their boarding passes from their own computers.


“British Airways is committed to providing more flexible and convenient services to travellers in Hong Kong and China. Our passengers have already been enjoying hassle-free travel planning and bookings through The Online Boarding Pass takes our online service offerings one step further to put our customers in control of their bookings from start to finish,” said Mr. Suarez.


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