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Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Shenzhen Airlines Launches Flights to London Heathrow

Shenzhen Airlines has launched flights to London Heathrow, becoming the 25th Star Alliance member carrier to fly to the airport. 

More Star Alliance member carriers operate at Heathrow than any other airport in the alliance’s worldwide network.

 Shenzhen Airlines connects London with its home town of Shenzhen three times per week with an Airbus A330-300 offering 16 seats in Business Class, and up to 261 in Comfort Economy and Economy Class combined.

Flights depart Heathrow Terminal 2 at 21.40 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in China’s Silicon Valley at 17.40 the following day.

Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800 reg: B-1713 at Changi Airport in Singapore. This is not the aircraft that the airline will operate on the Heathrow flightas as for that it will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Picture taken by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

 From Shenzhen, customers can easily connect to some 200 domestic Chinese, regional and international destinations served by the airline.

Shenzhen also offers easy access across the entire Guangdong Province, which includes the city of Guangzhou. Cities such as Hong Kong and Macau are also within very easy reach.

From Shenzhen, the Heathrow flights depart at 14.10 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving at Heathrow the same day at 19.40.

 For passengers using Shenzhen airport as a connecting point for the new London flight, the airline is offering various special services. From neighbouring cities including Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan and Zhuhai, passengers enjoy a free car pick-up service to the airport. From Hong Kong, the airline is offering a free bus service to and from Shenzhen airport, and for those transferring from a domestic Chinese destination on Shenzhen Airlines, a free hotel night in Shenzhen is on offer.

At Heathrow, Shenzhen Airlines operates from Terminal 2 | The Queen’s Terminal, as do all other Star Alliance member carriers.

Business Class and Star Alliance Gold status customers have a choice of four lounges  in Terminal 2 which are operated by Star Alliance member airlines Air Canada, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and United.

The Star Alliance airlines serving Heathrow are Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways and United. Together they operate over 236 flights per day to 43 destinations in 24 countries from Heathrow

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