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BA To Start Flights From LHR To Shanghai  
User currently offlineAirtrader From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7484 times:

Ba plans to start flights this summer, 5 time a week using a 777 to Shanghai Pudong. It is still subject to regulatory approval though. All is confirmed by Robert Boyle, director commercial planning. Looks like a brilliant, long awaited move by BA


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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7488 times:

Airtrader, where did you get this info from??
If it is true, this is indeed a great move. It is time BA filled the gap it has with the like of AF, AY and LH in Asia...



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User currently offlineAirtrader From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7449 times:

Air Malta: BA emailed a statement today. I dont have the statement and due to copyright reason I cannot send other releases on it.... But as far as I can see, this info is a 100% confirmed


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User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7425 times:

Since when are company statements copyrighted

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7419 times:

Hi,
it is now officially in BA's press center :
www.britishairways.com/press

and here is the article :

Plans for new Shanghai service

British Airways plans to start flights this summer from London Heathrow to Shanghai in China, subject to approval by the Chinese authorities.

Robert Boyle, the airline’s director of commercial planning, said: “We have flown to both Hong Kong and Beijing for many years and are keen to start services to Shanghai. The city is the powerhouse of the Chinese economy and, as the economy continues to grow, we believe there will be a great demand for our flights.

“Shanghai Pudong airport is due to open a second runway and we are talking to the Chinese authorities about securing take-off and landing slots in Shanghai for our flights. We hope to fly five times a week with a Boeing 777 aircraft.”

British Airways’ Shanghai plans have been boosted by the news that the British and Chinese governments have agreed to changes in travel visa rules which will make it easier for Chinese citizens to visit the UK.

The airline flies currently from London Heathrow to Beijing four times each week with a Boeing 777 aircraft. This will increase to six times per week from June 2005. British Airways flies also17 times a week from London Heathrow to Hong Kong with a Boeing 747 aircraft, which will increase to 21 flights a week from June 2005.

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User currently offlineAirtrader From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7409 times:

Zweed: I am just being carefull, had a problem with a fokker 70 pressrelease recently.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7396 times:

This will mean that there will be 15 weekly flights between LHR and PVG (5 BA, 4 MU and 6 VS*). Not bad!  Wink/being sarcastic

Any news about a LHR-CAN service?

* From 24th August. Until then, there will be 5 weekly flights.

[Edited 2005-01-25 12:47:48]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRoblondon70 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7385 times:

This news follows hot on the heels of the UK government simplifying visa requirements for Chinese tour groups. It was anticipated that this would increase Chinese visitors to the UK by some 70,000 per annum. However, I was under the impression that the bilateral remained restrictive. Does anyone have details of it? If UK airlines are being allowed greater frequencies surely these would have to be allocated by the CAA as per the recent UK-India hearing and VS would be keen to get their hands on some.

User currently offlineBALandorLivery From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7072 times:

ITS ABOUT TIME!!

China is a lucrative market and this is a good move.


User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

Nothing like a good ol' head to head with BA for VS!

Cheers,
VS045



4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

OK.... so BA will get the spare 777 capacity necessary by halting Saudi flights and opening up PVG.... nice.


Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Another transit city for the kangaroo route (if the flights link up)
SYD (QF) PVG (BA) LHR


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6635 times:

Would Chinese visa requirements make PVG redundant as any sort of transit point?

Just hope that regulators don't put a spanner in the works. UK passengers need more choice on this route and it gives OW a little extra presence in China as well.



I need to get laid
User currently offlineHGH From China, joined Jan 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

BAxMAN,

Visa are not required for transfers.

Regards,

Allen


User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

are they going to code share with QF on the route? anyway, another OW carrier to PVG would be good. hope AA also come and waiting for the hopeless CX

User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 727 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

VS must be crying over this. I bet that this was/is one of their most profitable flights. I know most, if not all of the British corporates like to fly BA as much as possible. It's about time.

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