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China Southern to kickstart Beijing Daxing to London Heathrow service using A380 in June

Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:15 am

I guess this news deserves its own thread.
Per what seems an internal CZ document, China Southern at long last is going to kickstart its long-anticipated daily service to London Heathrow from its newest sleek Daxing hub in Beijing using its flagship A380 aircraft, beginning Jun 18 this summer, having experienced much hassle and difficulty in securing LHR slots.

CZ607 PKX 14:30—LHR 18:45
CZ608 LHR 22:10—PKX 15:25 +1


Big congrats to CZ and PKX :champagne: :cloudnine:

I was wondering how CZ got to bag the precious 14 slots at LHR, as the carrier was understood to have been allocated only 4 slots there as per the most recent ACL report I read. So how did CZ get the other 10 LHR slots it needs to make a daily service possible?


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Re: China Southern to kickstart Beijing Daxing to London Heathrow service using A380 in June

Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 am

Very nice about 8 years too late.
 
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Re: China Southern to kickstart Beijing Daxing to London Heathrow service using A380 in June

Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:32 am

Nice one! That'll compliment British Airways' flight with the new JV.
 
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Re: China Southern to kickstart Beijing Daxing to London Heathrow service using A380 in June

Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:41 am

It's getting clear now how CZ managed to pull off the 14 LHR slots for this prestige route according to latest feeds on Chinese social media SinaWeibo.

CZ's current 2x weekly SYX-LHR will be scrapped this Jul (already confirmed by Routesonline), while the 3x weekly WUH-LON flights #CZ673/4 will switch from LHR to LGW accordingly.

That would vacate 10 weekly LHR slots, plus the 4 new ones awarded to CZ by ACL for the upcoming summer season, adding up to a total of 14 weekly slots for daily PKX-LHR to happen. My goodness :banghead:

Kudos to CZ for the guts :weightlifter: :yes:
 
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Re: China Southern to kickstart Beijing Daxing to London Heathrow service using A380 in June

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:08 pm

CZ607 PKX 14:30—LHR 18:45
CZ608 LHR 22:10—PKX 15:25 +1

Good timings for a flight in both directions both for point - point and for connections at PKX. As a BA FF, I'll probably be using this flight.
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