China Southern Airlines Inaugurates London Gatwick-Zhengzhou

China Southern Airlines Inaugurates London Gatwick-Zhengzhou
Photo Credit: London Gatwick Airport.

China Southern Airlines has this week inaugurated flights between London Gatwick and Zhengzhou, becoming the third Chinese carrier at the airport.

Services began on December 12, and operate on a twice-weekly basis, and is serviced by their Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

This means the airport now has 16 weekly flights to China, thanks to this addition. Without further ado, let’s get into it…

China Southern Airlines Inaugurates London Gatwick-Zhengzhou…

China Southern Airlines Inaugurates London Gatwick-Zhengzhou
Photo Credit: London Gatwick Airport.

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Commenting on this new route with China Southern Airlines between London Gatwick and Zhengzhou, was the airport’s VP of Aviation Development, Stephanie Wear:

“We are delighted to welcome China Southern to London Gatwick.”

“China is a hugely important market for us, our passengers, and the regional economy, so it’s fantastic news for London and the South East to have China’s three major airlines operating from Gatwick for the first time. 

“The new service to Zhengzhou will enable passengers to not only visit a fantastic city steeped in history and culture, but also visit family and friends, and connect to destinations across China and Asia.” 

Adding to this was Patricia Yates, the CEO of VisitBritain:

“China is an incredibly important inbound visitor market, our second most valuable in 2019 and we know the UK is high on the wish list of Chinese travellers.”

“The new China Southern route into London Gatwick is fantastic news for holiday-makers and business visitors alike.”

“We want to deliver a world-class welcome for visitors and boosting airline connectivity and seat capacity, making it easier to get to Britain, is crucial to our competitive tourism offer.” 

All eyes will be on how this new service performs, as well as whether there is additional scope to expand the frequencies on this service to Zhengzhou going into the future.

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