China Southern to start second daily Heathrow-Guangzhou flight

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Artist rendering of China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Heathrow Airport is to get extra capacity to China with a second daily China Southern Airlines flight to Guangzhou from 1 June.

Guangzhou is located 75 miles up the Pearl River bay from Hong Kong and is one of China’s most vibrant business markets and its biggest port.

The new service will boost trade capacity and doubling space for British exports to 8,760 metric tonnes a year.

Heathrow Airport chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye says: “We are delighted to welcome the second service of China Southern Airlines to Heathrow and the benefits of increased connectivity to Guangzhou for our passengers and for British business. Direct connections to thriving markets like these are essential to keeping our country a global, outward looking, trading nation.”

The new service will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and flight number CZ604 will leave Heathrow at 12.35h, arriving in Guangzhou at 07.10h, and CZ603 will depart Guangzhou at 00.55h, landing in Heathrow at 06.35h.

The other flight, CZ304 leaves Heathrow at 22.35h and arrives in Guangzhou at 17.05, with CZ303 departing Guangzhou at 09.30h and landing in Heathrow at 15.05h.