Thursday, 13 March 2014

China to UK charter flights announced: to Birmingham!

The first ever charter flights from China to the UK will operate this summer, operated by China Southern Airlines, from Beijing - to Birmingham!


These flights are certainly taking advantage of the runway extension which is nearing completion. The following three charters will operate:

PEK - BHX 22nd JULY departing at 02.00 / arriving at 06.40
BHX - PEK 22nd JULY departing at 12.00 / arriving at 05.20
PEK - BHX 29th JULY departing at 02.00 / arriving at 06.40
BHX - PEK 29th JULY departing at 12.00 / arriving at 05.20
PEK - BHX 5th AUGUST departing at 02.00 / arriving at 06.40
BHX - PEK 5th AUGUST departing at 12.00 / arriving at 05.20

all operated by an Airbus A330-200. A real coup for BHX that it was chosen over London or Manchester: a possibility is proximity to tourist attractions (Stratford, Warwick) and I suspect a good deal from BHX's management!

In addition, this summer will see Thomas Cook A330 charters to Orlando and the start of Biman Bangladesh's Dhaka-BHX-New York service.