British Airways to expand flights to China
There will be more British Airways flights now to China. The airline recently indicated that it will be curtailing its short-haul routes and expanding long-haul routes, particularly to China. The airline will be implementing its plans in the next three to five years.
Willie Walsh, CEO of the International Airlines Group, said that British Airways will be expanding its long-haul routes after it acquires Boeing 787 aircrafts it has already ordered. The airline has placed orders for 24 Boeing 787 in 2007, but the date of the first aircraft's delivery is yet to be released.
The International Airlines Group is the parent company of British Airways.
Walsh said that British Airways will be operating flights in more different cities in China in the future.
British Airways currently operates 13 weekly flights between London and two Chinese destinations – Beijing and Shanghai.
The airline has undertaken study of 10 potential Chinese cities where it wants to launch its flights operations.