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British Airways signs codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines

British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. As part of the new agreement, customers can book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun and Dalian. 

Chinese Cabin Crew Wing Ceremony
Taken: 27th May 2016
Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways

The agreement means that British Airways customers will now be able to visit the stunning Shenyang Imperial Palace, wander the winter wonderland that is Harbin Ice and Snow World, marvel at the Puppet Emperor’s Palace in Changchun, and explore Xinghai Square in Dalian. The four destinations are also important business hubs in China, making trade between British and Chinese businesses across the country even easier.

British Airways customers will be able to connect on to Shenyang and Harbin through Shanghai, connect on to Dalian through Beijing, and connect on to Changchun through either Shanghai or Beijing. British Airways offers 10 weekly flights to Shanghai and seven to Beijing, from London Heathrow.

As part of the codeshare agreement, British Airways Executive Club members can collect Avios when booking on the British Airways code on China Southern Airlines flights.


British Airways offers a number of unique services on its flights to China. These include tailored menus and Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking cabin crew. The airline also has a Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking customer relations team to help customers before or after they travel, and has recently launched Mandarin-speaking customer service teams at Heathrow Terminal 5, to help customers on their journey through the airport.

As part of the agreement, China Southern Airlines customers will be able to book seats on British Airways flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast, connecting on to these destinations through London Heathrow.

China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People’s Republic of China, devoted to providing a comfortable travel service. China Southern Airlines has formed an extensive network both throughout China and globally with Guangzhou, Beijing, Urumqi hubs.

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