Flights between Manchester and China are set to renew on Monday after the Chinese language authorities dropped its ban on flights from the UK.
Hainan Airways has introduced it is going to resume a weekly direct Beijing-Manchester service on 22 August, though the outbound flight from Manchester will initially function through Dalian, the place passengers must quarantine for seven days according to present Chinese language entry guidelines, earlier than flying on.
UK and Chinese language authorities agreed earlier this month that flights between the countries could resume, though solely Chinese language airways are at present allowed to function on these routes.
The resumption of the Hainan Airways’ service to Manchester after two years marks the restart of the primary UK-China route exterior of London.
Chris Woodroofe, managing director of Manchester airport, mentioned: “Previous to 2020, the Hainan service supplied important connectivity to one of many world’s most essential economies and I’m positive this information will probably be welcomed by the lots of of hundreds of individuals throughout the north who journey to and from China every year.
“This can be very optimistic to see important routes like this return to our departure boards and we look ahead to working intently with Hainan Airways to construct on the earlier success of this route.”
Hainan will function A330 plane on the Manchester route that includes each financial system and enterprise class cabins.
“Firstly of the resumption of flight, it is going to journey through Dalian first. After finishing the seven days quarantine, passengers will have the ability to fly to different locations inside China in keeping with their preferences,” defined Tao Zhu, Hainan Airways’ CEO.
Different Chinese language airways together with Air China, China Southern and China Japanese have all resumed flights from London Heathrow to China for the reason that ban on UK flights was lifted.
Air China is flying from the UK hub to Beijing and Shanghai, China Southern is working to Guangzhou and China Japanese can be working flights to Shanghai.