China Southern Airlines has commenced flights between Heathrow and Guangzhou, China’s third largest city. Heathrow will play host to three flights a week from Terminal 4, the only UK airport served by the airline.
The new route will be the first between the UK and Guangzhou and is expected to boost trade. More than 25% of all global economic growth over the next five years is expected to come from China and Guangzhou is the country’s third largest city. A recent report by Frontier Economics found that UK businesses trade 20 times as much with Emerging Market destinations that have a direct daily flight to the UK as they do with those countries that do not.