British Airways increases weekly flights to Chengdu
It is the first time for a 787 Dreamliner to be used for international direct flight service to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, one of China's fastest growing hub airports. This state-of-the-art aircraft will become a mainstay of the British Airways fleet over the next few years, part of a 5-billion-pound (approximately $8.43 billion) investment program to increase comfort in the air and on the ground.
The company has also raised the frequency of the route between Chengdu and London from three to five flights per week.
British Airways has used Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the thrice-weekly service since the route launched in September last year. British Airways has a worldwide route network covering more than 170 destinations in 75 countries. The airline has been flying to China for over 30 years. ■