You’ve yet more choice of routes to China from Heathrow this year, with new direct services to Chongqing and Shenzhen. That means that from autumn 2018 you’ll have 11 Chinese destinations to pick from, with ten different airlines.
Whether you’re planning a business trip, a holiday or a connecting flight to Asia or Australasia, Heathrow can now put you even closer to where you want to be.
Spring 2019 update: Zhengzhou and Chengdu, too!
On 2nd April 2019, Air China began flights to Chengdu – capital of Sichuan Province, best known for its spicy food and adorable pandas.
Meanwhile, China Southern adds Zhengzhou, in central Henan Province, to its Heathrow timetable from 25th June. So you now have a choice of 13 non-stop routes into China.
From 30th October
Shenzhen Airlines has an extensive network of destinations within China. In October, many of them will come within easy reach of London, as the airline launches flights to Heathrow — its first intercontinental route.
That means easier access than ever to hundreds of cities in China and eastern Asia, from Anhui to Zhejiang and Tokyo to Thailand.
Bustling Shenzhen links Hong Kong to the mainland, and is one of southern China’s most prominent financial and business centres. But it’s also becoming popular as a holiday spot, with its historic attractions, sub-tropical climate and many green spaces.
The city’s population includes over 50 different Chinese minorities, and as a result has food to tempt every possible taste and budget, from hole-in-the-wall joints to fine-dining restaurants. for the best weather, visit from mid-October to December.
Shenzhen Airlines is based at the city’s Bao’an International Airport. It has been part of the Star Alliance network since 2012. Flights from Heathrow, by 309-seat Airbus A330-300, will depart at 21:40 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
More routes to China
Heading to China? Whatever your destination, Heathrow has you covered. From 2nd April 2019 our Chinese destination network will have non-stop flights to 12 destinations:
- Beijing: Air China and British Airways
- Changsha: Hainan Airlines
- Chengdu: Air China
- Chongqing: Tianjin Airlines
- Guangzhou: China Southern
- Hong Kong: British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic
- Qingdao: Beijing Capital Airlines
- Sanya: China Southern
- Shanghai (Pudong): British Airways, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic
- Shenzhen: Shenzhen Airlines
- Wuhan: China Southern
- Xi’an: Tianjin Airlines.
- Zhengzhou: China Southern