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Thu, 4 Jan 2018

British Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement with China Southern Airlines

British Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.

 The deal enables travellers to book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun and Dalian.

As part of the agreement, China Southern Airlines customers will be able to book seats on British Airways flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast, connecting on to these destinations through London Heathrow. 

Alex Cruz, chief executive of British Airways, said that the codeshare agreement "will help to drive tourism and economic and cultural exchange between the UK and China, by facilitating reciprocal leisure and business travel. Now we need the British government to take urgent action on its visa policy by making it easier for Chinese businesses and tourists to come to the UK. China is the world’s second largest economy and we need to do all we can to encourage these trade links. This is even more critical post Brexit.”

British Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. Click to enlarge.

British Airways customers will be able to connect on to Shenyang and Harbin through Shanghai, connect on to Dalian through Beijing, and connect on to Changchun through either Shanghai or Beijing.

 British Airways offers 10 weekly flights to Shanghai and seven to Beijing, from London Heathrow.

As part of the codeshare agreement, British Airways Executive Club members can collect Avios when booking on the British Airways code on China Southern Airlines flights.

 “The codeshare partnership with British Airways is a significant milestone in the airline's network development strategy and a key component of the airline’s footprint in the United Kingdom market. The United Kingdom is one of the most competitive markets, and by partnering with British Airways, each airline can use its strength to benefit the other and offer more choice and enhanced connectivity to all guests, while experiencing the world-class services and products offered by both airlines,” said a spokesperson for China Southern. 

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