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UK and China sign air deal

[ October 14, 2016   //   ]

The UK and China agreed on 11 October to more than double the number of flights between the two countries. Under the deal passenger flights can now increase from the current maximum of 40 per week for each nation to up to 100 and there will be no limit on the number of all-cargo services. A restriction on the number of destinations that airlines can serve has also been lifted, meaning services can be operated between any point in the UK and any point in China. Up until now, airlines could only serve six destinations in each country.

The government statement however said nothing on whether airlines could be able to find slots at UK airports to serve new Chinese routes.

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