Beijing Capital Airlines to operate scheduled services from Birmingham Airport to Beijing and Hangzhou

Beijing Capital Airlines will be launching two new scheduled services from Birmingham
Airport to Beijing and Hangzhou - which is close to Shanghai - on Tuesday 19 July 2016

The twice weekly departures will offer passengers the chance to visit China’s capital and
the country’s largest city direct from Birmingham Airport. This scheduled service follows
on from the success of direct charter flights, the first outside of London, which saw over
7,000 Chinese visitors travel through Birmingham Airport during 2014 and 2015
These flights will be on sale to UK residents and will also be sold "inbound" through the
Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic, one of China’s most important Travel Companies

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said, "Today we have reached one
of our goals – to offer direct scheduled services to China.  We have made the investment,
developed the market and today is testament that our region has enormous demand for
direct flights to China" 

"Last year around 150,000 people flew between our region and China, with passengers
preferring to travel from their local airport.  Beijing Capital Airlines and Caissa Touristic
have recognised this demand, leading to a scheduled service to both Beijing and Shanghai"
"These flights will give our region direct access to China and will also offer Chinese tourists
an alternative gateway to the UK, which has previously proved so popular"

The scheduled services will operate on Saturdays to Beijing and on Tuesdays to Hangzhou
Airport near Shanghai and will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with a total of
211 seats - 33 business and 178 in economy

Beijing Capital Airlines schedule from Tuesday 19 July to 29 October 2016

0805/1030 JD485/486 Airbus A330 from/to Beijing
- operates on Saturday
2230/0030 JD495/496 Airbus A330 from/to Hangzhou
 - operates on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning

Flight schedule/timings are subject to confirmation 

Thursday 21 April 2016


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