Updates on Flights to China

Published on 2020-08-25

Further to our statement that we are collaborating with partners to inform members about all the potential opportunities to return to China, we are delighted to share with you the following information:

12 September: Charter Flight by The Hampton Group 

The Hampton Group is a member of BritCham Beijing. The group has arranged charter flights for clients in the past month and has agreed to organise a new charter flight for British Chamber members and the wider British community in China. The first planned charter flight will be in partnership with a leading UK airline which will depart London Heathrow (LHR) flying direct to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) on Saturday 12 September. Preliminary flight details are as follows:

  • Date: 12-Sep-20
  • Route: LHR-PVG
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 09:25 (+1)
  • Flight duration: 11h10m

To move forward with this charter option, a minimum of 120 passengers is required. Passengers need to confirm interest by registering their details with BritCham Beijing by Wednesday 26 August 2020 (before midnight China time). BritCham Beijing will pass on passengers' details to the Hampton Group, which is managing the charter flight. The Hampton Group will then contact the passenger by e-mail to arrange payment of a deposit of GBP1,000 by Thursday 27 August 2020 (before midnight China time) to secure your place on the flight.  For more details and register your interest, please refer to the message here: BritCham Beijing: First Charter Flight from the UK

From 3 September: Virgin Atlantic to Operate Two Flights per Week

Starting from Thursday, 3 September, Virgin Atlantic will operate two round-trip flights between Shanghai and London every week.

  • Every Tuesday & Friday - VS250: London Heathrow (LHR) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
  • Every Monday & Thursday - VS251: Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to London Heathrow (LHR)

For more details please click the link here: 官宣 | 上海-伦敦航线增加班次

For tickets booking, please call at 021-6136 1777; or visit www.virginatlantic.com; or book through your travel agency.

More Flight Options through Shanghai Merchants International Businesses Travel Agency Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Merchants)

Shanghai Merchants, founded in 1993, is a wholly-owned company of China Tourism Group Co., Ltd and member of IATA. Shanghai Merchants has been a ticketing agent for Virgin Atlantic Airways since 1999 and is also a ticketing agent for Air France, Scandinavian Airlines Systems, Alitalia, Kenya Airways, STAR ALLIANCE, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, as well as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, etc.  

If you are looking for further flights information please contact:

  • English: baigb@ctg.cn; (0086) 1330 181 1828
  • 中文 (24小时): (0086) 1360 517 7311
  • Tel (9 am - 5:30 pm): (021) 6095 8332