BA resumes flights to mainland China

Posted on 2 February, 2023 by Advance 

After a two-year absence, British Airways has announced it will resume flights between the UK and mainland China.

BA Cabin Crew.
Courtesy British Airways

British Airways first flew to China in 1980 and continued to do so until the pandemic. The airline has been working hard to reintroduce these important routes to enable customers to reunite with family and friends.

From 23rd April, flights will operate daily between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport – flight numbers BA168/BA169. From 3rd June, flights will operate four times per week between London Heathrow and Beijing Daxing Airport – flight numbers BA88/89.

Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our flights from Shanghai and Beijing. We know they’ve been looking forward to reuniting with family and friends, coming to study in the UK and resuming business between China and the UK.

"We have an incredibly rich history of flying to mainland China, having connected the two countries for more than 40 years. We look forward to resuming these routes again."

BA has a number of measures in place at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew, with the air on all BA flights fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, removing microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with more than 99.9% efficiency.