18 NOVEMBER 2013


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Article from BTNews 18 NOVEMBER 2013

Gatwick to Beijing

Beijing is back on the Gatwick route map for next summer.  Initially introduced as four times per week in May 2012 it has not operated this winter but returns 30 March.

Mr Wang Mingyuan, Senior Vice President and Chairman of Air China’s Commercial Committee, said: “Air China regards London as an important global market, and the economic and tourism prospects for China and the UK are positive.  We are therefore pleased to reintroduce services to London Gatwick with whom we are developing a good strategic partnership."

Stewart Wingate, London Gatwick Airport CEO said: “Demand between China and the UK is increasing and Gatwick has a very clear role to play in helping the UK remain one of the best connected cities anywhere in the world. The London Gatwick – Beijing route has proved popular since its inception in May last year and so I am very pleased that Air China has decided to continue operating this service into next summer.”

The carrier continues to operate a daily direct service to Beijing from Heathrow. www.airchina.co.uk

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