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Air China’s direct flight service from Chengdu to operate out of London Heathrow

China’s largest air carrier to the UK, will move its Chengdu direct service from London Gatwick to London Heathrow
From 2 April 2019, Air China will be formally moving its direct service between Chengdu and London from London Gatwick to London Heathrow, Terminal 2, offering passengers a more efficient and convenient flight experience.
Air China has been operating this route since 3 July 2018, with nearly 30,000 passengers being transported over the ‘Sky Golden Bridge’ that connects the two countries. Heathrow Airport is London’s principle international airport and takes just 15 minutes into Central London via the Heathrow Express, with the terminal move making it easier for passenger to continue their journey into London.


Jingjie Li, General Manager, Air China UK commented: “After near a successful year of flying to and from London Gatwick, the move in terminals will ensure that our long-distance route between London and Chengdu heightens our passenger’s enjoyment making their continuing journey into London easier and more convenient. We are also excited to announce that our direct service between London and Beijing will be increasing to three daily flights since 31 March 2019. As the national flag carrier of China and a member of Star Alliance, we are continuously looking for ways to improve our services and flight routes between the UK and China.”

Customers will be able to choose from three weekly flight schedules for flight CA423/4 from Heathrow Terminal 2. The new flight schedule departs on the following dates and times (all times are local):
• Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, outbound flights depart from London Heathrow (LHR) at 22:00 and arrive in Chengdu (CTU) at 15:25 the following day
• Every Tuesday, return flights depart from Chengdu (CTU) at 14:35 and arrive in London Heathrow (LHR) at 18:55
• Every Thursday and Saturday, return flights depart from Chengdu (CTU) at 15:55 and arrive in London Heathrow (LHR) at 20:15

Flight CA423/4 will be served by Airbus 330-200 aircraft. Business Class travelers will be able to enjoy lie-flat seats, with personal in-flight entertainment available across all classes. Leshan pot chicken, a traditional Sichuan dish, is expected to be served on several Chengdu outbound flights. The flying time from London to Chengdu is 10 hours and 25minutes, and the return flight is 11 hours and 20 minutes.

One of major Chinese airline and Star Alliance member, Air China connects the world’s travelers with premium services, amenities and authentic in-flight experiences, helping every passenger to successfully land their dreams. Air China aims to provide an accessible bridge between the UK and China, with a robust network for travelers covering six continents, to help those with wanderlust travel to their dream destinations.

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