I believe a new Anglo-Chinese air services agreement made in February will allow for UK carriers to serve CAN
and other chinese cities (Up to five if I recall), though nothing has been formally announced. It was talked about on here a few months back that both BA
are interested in expanding their services to China. I think one part of the agreement was that BA
would be allowed to serve PVG
, which currently has exclusive rights from the UK side.
I think it's a case of waiting until this is formally settled and then BA
will make their pitches for the rights. I'd expect it to get bitter after the upset when BA
was in the bag, only to see the rights go to VS