I’ve checked the latest timetable developments starting in January and once again I noticed that British Airways doesn’t seem to involved in the aviation boom to and from China. For years their flights to China have remained unchanged.
Beijing is served four times weekly, with B777 – in former times it was a B744. Boom town Shanghai is not served at all. Hong Kong gets 17 weekly flights, but that’s not surprising due to its status as former colony.
What’s up with BA
? Is it politics, cannot they get more landing rights? Most major European airlines have increased capacity into China over the past years.
- Air France has a daily B773ER service to PEK
, daily B772ER service to PVG
and even five times weekly nonstop service to CAN
(Guangzhou) on A332
- Alitalia started flights to PVG
, first three times weekly, more to come
- Austrian serves both PEK
with a mix of A340 and A330 (seven weekly in total)
- Finnair goes China eight times a week (both PEK
) and will increase soon)
- KLM goes daily to PEK
(B744) and daily to PVG
(5x B744/2x B777)
- Lufthansa sends daily B744 to each PEK
, plus three weekly MUC
(A343) and daily PVG
on A346. CAN
may go nonstop soon, PEK
is expected to go up
- SAS sends A343 to both PEK
(daily) and PVG
American, Arabic and most Asian carriers are booming in China as well.
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