China Southern Airbus A330 reg: B-5917. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.


British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with China Southern Airlines.

The joint business will initially see the two airlines codesharing on 31 direct flights a week between London and the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sanya, Wuhan and Zhengzhou. This will expand to both airlines’ extensive domestic networks.

China Southern Airbus A330 reg: B-5917. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said, “We are delighted to announce this joint business which will bring the UK and China closer together by providing British Airways and China Southern Airlines customers with a wide range of benefits. The agreement reinforces our commitment to boost tourism and business travel between the two countries and we look forward to strengthening the relationship further.”

Customer benefits will include greater opportunities to collect frequent flyer points, the ability to book through both airlines’ web or app-based platforms, enhanced lounge access and access to high-quality Chinese and British products and services on board and on the ground.

Seats are now on sale for travel beginning 2 January 2020.

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Source: Breaking Travel News

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