British Airways opens the route to Chengdu from September 22 2013
Starting with 22 September 2013, British Airways will open the route to Chengdu, one of the largest cities in China and recognized as the home of panda bears. It is the 4 destination in China to which the British carrier will fly, being the only one to link London Heathrow and Chengdu Shuangliu airports.
To mark this inauguration, British Airways painted the face of a panda bear on a Boeing 777-200. The aircraft will operate three flights a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to the following schedule:
BA089 LHR 15: 30 - 08: 55 + 1 CTU 777 Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
LOW CTU 088: 10 - 55: 15 LHR 00 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
The aircraft Boeing 777-200 British Airways is configured in 4 classes: World Traveler, World Traveler Plus, Club World and First.
And because Chinese superstition says 8 is in luck, British Airways flights are BA089 and BA088, including fares have 8 in them.