China carrier plans UK flights

China’s Hainan Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to fly between Changsha and London three times a week from March 2018, Beijing – Edinburgh–Dublin twice weekly from June and Guangzhou–Manchester three times a week from December, reports the Routesonline website. It follows the signing of a deal between China and the UK to boost the number of flights between the two countries.   [+]

China flights are shot in the arm for the North

The first year of operation the Manchester-Beijing air route, operated by Hainan Airlines, has driven a significant increase in exports and investment into the North of England, according to a new study by consultants Steer Davies Gleeve. Two years since President Xi Jinping announced the UK’s first direct flight to China ... [+]

Heathrow wins direct link to Qingdao

Hainan Airlines subsidiary Beijing Capital Airlines is to launch a three times a week service from Heathrow to Qingdao this summer – the first direct link from the airport to one of the fastest growing cities in China. It follows last year’s agreement between the UK and the Chinese Government ... [+]

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