British Airways has confirmed that it will offer its passengers daily flights to Shanghai for the first time by the end of March 2013.
Shanghai is a major tourist destination attracting travelers from around the world due to its amazing skyline and historic sites along with Huangpu River. For business travelers, with greater access to Shanghai, which is China’s biggest and busiest commercial center offering even more opportunities for trade with one of the world’s largest trading economies.
The increase from six flights a week to seven comes at a time when British Airways is extending its network to China, with a new three times a week route to Chengdu starting from September 22nd 2013.
According to Jamie Cassidy, British Airways ‘General Manager for the Middle East and Asia Pacific, this extra service by British Airways will allow both countries to strengthen their economic ties and demonstrates the importance of China to British Airways.
British Airways started flying to Shanghai in June 2005, operating five times a week, on a Boeing 777. Over the next five years, British Airways is to invest £5 billion in new aircraft, making smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and incorporating new technologies to make the journeys more comfortable in air and on the ground by making smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and incorporating new technologies to make the journeys more comfortable in air and on the ground.