UK & China – increase in flights announced to boost tourism and trade opportunities for the UK

Following successful negotiations in London today, the UK and China have agreed to more than double the number of flights allowed to operate between the 2 countries. This will lead to an increase from the current maximum of 40 flights per week to up to 100. The plan is to boost tourism and trade opportunities for the UK. There will also be no limit on the number of all-cargo services in order to create new opportunities for UK trade and business.

Aviation Minister Lord Ahmad said:

‘I am delighted that talks between the UK and China have concluded successfully as a result of which flight limits will be increased, thereby enabling airlines to operate more services between the 2 countries. These new arrangements will further strengthen British - Sino relations. Post Brexit, improving trade links with key markets such as China will boost exports and tourism, as well as helping create jobs and strengthening our local economies. This deal demonstrates that the UK is very much open for business.’

Posted on Oct 11, 2016.

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