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Air China moves Chengdu flight to London Heathrow

Air China moves Chengdu flight to London Heathrow

From April 2nd, Air China will be moving its direct service between Chengdu and London from London Gatwick to London Heathrow, Terminal 2.

Air China has been operating the route since July 3rd last year, with nearly 30,000 passengers being transported. 

Heathrow Airport is London’s principle international airport and takes just 15 minutes into central London via the Heathrow Express, with the terminal move making it easier for passenger to continue their journey into London. 

Jingjie Li, general manager, Air China, UK. commented: “After near a successful year of flying to and from London Gatwick, the move in terminals will ensure that our long-distance route between London and Chengdu heightens our passenger’s enjoyment making their continuing journey into London easier and more convenient.

“We are also excited to announce that our direct service between London and Beijing will be increasing to three daily flights since March 31st.


“As the national flag carrier of China and a member of Star Alliance, we are continuously looking for ways to improve our services and flight routes between the UK and China.”

Customers will be able to choose from three weekly departures, leaving London on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flight CA423/4 will be served by a high-density A330-200 aircraft. 

Business class travellers will be able to enjoy lie-flat seats, with personal in-flight entertainment available across all classes.

The flying time of departure is 11 hours and 20 minutes, and the return flight is 10 hours and 25 minutes.