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Aug 12, 2022 03:49 AM
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Chinese Airlines to Resume Direct Flights to U.K.

China suspended flights to and from the U.K. in December 2020, joining a number of countries that closed their borders to British flights over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus.
China suspended flights to and from the U.K. in December 2020, joining a number of countries that closed their borders to British flights over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus.

China and the U.K. agreed to resume direct passenger flights, dramatically slashing airfares, as Chinese regulators ratchet down Covid border controls.

Services will be resumed first by Chinese airlines, and work is ongoing to restart routes operated by U.K. carriers, the British Embassy in China said in a statement Wednesday on social media. The embassy cited an agreement between the U.K. Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The embassy said passengers can also choose transfer flights via a third country.

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