Air China has announced it is switching its London-Chengdu service from Gatwick to Heathrow on 2 April to offer passengers “a more efficient and convenient flight experience”.

The Gatwick flights launched in July 2018 and have seen nearly 30,000 passengers since.

Air China’s three flights a week – operated by an A330 – will change to operate from Heathrow Terminal 2, where its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines currently offers a service to Shenzhen.

UK general manager Jingjie Li commented: “After nearly a year of succesful flying to and from London Gatwick, the move in terminals will ensure that our long-distance route between London and Chengdu heightens our passengers’ 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 from 31 March. 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.”

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