Beijing Capital Airlines has launched two new scheduled flights out of Birmingham Airport.
The new services will fly to Beijing and Shanghai from the West Midlands airport.
Starting on 19th July, flying weekly, the Birmingham to Beijing service will fly each Saturday, whilst the Birmingham to Shanghai service will fly each Tuesday. Using an Airbus A330-200, a choice of both business and economy seating will be available.
Tickets are now available, which includes inbound tickets being sold to the Chinese market by Caissa Travel, China’ most important travel agent.
Speaking about the new services, Birmingham’s Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, said, “Today we have reached one of our goals – to offer direct scheduled services to China. We have made the investment, developed the market and today is testament that our region has enormous demand for direct flights to China. Last year around 150,000 people flew between our region and China, with passengers preferring to travel from their local airport. Beijing Capital Airlines and Caissa have recognised this demand, paving the way for a scheduled service to both Beijing and Shanghai.
“These flights will give our region direct access to China and will also offer Chinese tourists an alternative gateway to the UK, which has previously proved so popular.”