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British Airways to offer daily Shanghai flights

British Airways to offer daily Shanghai flights

British Airways has confirmed it will offer its passengers a daily service to Shanghai for the first time from the end of March.

Business travellers will have even greater access to one of China’s biggest and busiest commercial centres, offering even more opportunities for trade with one of the world’s largest trading economies.

Shanghai is also a major tourist destination attracting travellers from around the world to its dramatic skyline and historic sights along the Huangpu River.

The increase from six flights a week to seven comes at a time when British Airways is extending its network to China, with a new three times a week route to Chengdu starting from September 22nd this year.

Jamie Cassidy, British Airways’ general manager for the Middle East and Asia Pacific, said: “I’m delighted that we are now able to offer our customers a daily service to Shanghai.

“Shanghai is a very important route for British Airways’ 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.

“This extra service will allow both countries to strengthen their economic ties and demonstrates the importance of China to British Airways and our commitment to grow our presence there.”

British Airways started flying to Shanghai in June 2005, operating five times a week, on a Boeing 777.

Over the next five years British Airways is to invest £5 billion in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.