A cap on flights between the UK and China has been raised, which could see flights between the two countries increase by 150%.
The cap has been raised from 40 flights a week to 100.
This is a major development for the UK economy, both in term of tourism and business opportunities, worth millions of pounds.
Speaking about the news, Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, said, “Strong connections with emerging markets like China are vital for us if we are to continue competing on the global economic stage.”
What’s more, a restriction on airlines serving just six airports in each country has been axed which flights could see flights from smaller airports around the UK and not solely larger UK hub airports.
Mr Grayling added, “Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people visit the UK every year, spending hundreds of millions of pounds. Raising the number of permitted flights between the two countries will provide massive opportunities for our businesses, helping increase trade, create jobs and boost our economy up and down the country.”