British Airways locks in codeshare with China Eastern

Travel News 25 Aug 2016

British Airways is set to gain access to the domestic Chinese market as it launches a new partnership with Shanghai-based carrier, China Eastern Airlines.

With its gleaming skyscrapers and ancient temples China is more accessible than ever before as the British carrier will start selling flights to Kunming, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Chongqing on a BA flight code, while the Chinese carrier will sell British Airways flights to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle on their MU flight code.

For the customer it means an easy one-stop-shop booking experience and ease of connection between the two carriers.

British Airways believes that this code-share will help to generate more opportunities for companies based in these important cities as it will be simpler and easier to travel to do business in person.

Customers in the UK will be able to travel through China’s gateway cities to destinations that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK and China Eastern customers can connect on to British Airways in Shanghai and Chengdu.