Air China will resume flights from London Gatwick to Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday (1 April). The route will initially operate four times weekly and from 24 April will become daily.
The service will be the first China-bound flight to depart from the London hub since 2020 and, according to the airport, marks “a positive development for the business sector” as demand for travel between the two countries increases following the removal of quarantine restrictions in China in January.
Stephanie Wear, VP aviation development at Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Air China back to London Gatwick, providing a vital connection between two of the world’s most influential capital cities.”
“China is the world’s second-largest economy, so by offering direct flights between London and Beijing, Gatwick is providing an important service to people and businesses across the Southeast,” she added.