Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

British Airways Takes Off With China Eastern Airlines

Download: Printable PDF Date: 20 Aug 2016 14:25 category:
Publisher:
British Airways Takes Off With China Eastern Airlines - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: British Airways

British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines. With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to Kunming, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing on a BA flight code, while the Chinese carrier will sell British Airways flights to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle on their MU flight code.

For the customer it means an easy one-stop-shop booking experience and ease of connection between the two carriers. Customers in the UK will be able to travel through China’s gateway cities to destinations that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK and China Eastern customers can connect on to British Airways in Shanghai and Chengdu. Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with China Eastern Airlines and are very pleased that we can now offer our customers the opportunity to book with British Airways to fly to these great regional Chinese destinations.

“We believe the start of this code-share will help to generate more opportunities for companies based in these important cities as it will be simpler and easier to travel to do business in person. And for leisure travellers looking to explore and witness ancient culture and stunning landscapes, these flights will lead them to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the Purple Mountain in Nanjing and the Porcelain Village in Chongqing.” Zeng Yongchao, China Eastern Airlines’ executive deputy managing director of marketing and sales committee, said: “British Airways is a very important partner to China Eastern.

The code-share demonstrates that the partnership between us has embarked on a new phase. “We are pleased to begin this mutually-beneficial partnership and offer our customers a more attractive route network and a comfortable and seamless travel experience. The UK is popular with Chinese travellers and we look forward to welcoming customers on-board our flights to the UK through London.” Customers can also earn Avios loyalty points on the China Eastern sectors as well as British Airways services.



Loading comments for British Airways Takes Off With China Eastern Airlines...


Recommended

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) Partners with National Aviation Services (NAS) to bring Innovation to Airports in Marrakech with E-gates at Pearl Lounge

First of its kind solution across Africa; E-gates offer quicker lounge access to passengers The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), th...

Prague Airport Breaks Another Record By Reaching 16 Million Handled Passengers A Year

The third historical record in a row has been broken at Václav Havel Airport Prague when the number of serviced passengers per year reached 16 million milestone on Wednesday December 12. This c...

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr)...

Virgin Galactic’s Historic First Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company. History has been m...