British Airways announces resumption of flights from London Heathrow to mainland China - how to book

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.

British Airways has announced that it will resume flights to mainland China following a two-year absence

British Airways will resume flights to mainland China, with a number of flights set to operate from London Heathrow to Beijing Daxing Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airline first flew to China in 1980 and continued to do so until the Covid-19  pandemic. Now, British Airways will reintroduce these important routes to enable customers to reunite with family and friends.

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

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

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."

The airline has a number of measures in place at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of customers and crew. The air on all British Airways’ flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with more than 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

Additionally, British Airways follows local regulations to ensure customers experience safe and smooth travel.

How to book a British Airways flight to mainland China

British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Shanghai Pudong International and Beijing Daxing are available to book now. For more information, visit the BA website.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.