29-Aug-2012 3:01 PM

British Airways considering secondary Chinese cities, Chengdu included in long-term development

British Airways general manager East Asia Kevin McQuillan stated the carrier is considering launching services to Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Xian, according to a Chengdu Business Times report. BA general manager Greater China and the Philippines Fernando Suarez had earlier stated the carrier has already included Chengdu in its long-term development plan, adding that it will be uneconomical to launch services to Guangzhou as it is too close to Hong Kong. British Airways currently operates daily London Heathrow-Beijing and six times weekly London Heathrow-Shanghai Pudong services, according to Innovata. [more - CAPA analysis]

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