Direct flight to London launches today
As one of the fruitful results of the Sino-British relationship after British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Wuhan, a direct flight from Wuhan to London launches today. It is the sixth intercontinental air route from Wuhan, along with those to Paris, Moscow, San Francisco, Rome, and Sydney.
Starting on May 30, China Southern Airlines will fly three times a week from Wuhan non-stop to London on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flights depart from Wuhan at 2:25 P.M. and arrive in London at 6:45 P.M. local time. The return flights depart from London at 10:10 P.M. local time and arrive in Wuhan at 3:35 P.M. the next day.
The direct flights between Wuhan and London will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 wide-body airliner. In its four cocoon-shape private firstclass cabins and 24 business cabins, the seats can be laid completely flat which ensures a comfortable journey. Each of the 187 seats in the economy class is equipped with a 9-inch personal TV set with over 600 hours of entertaining programs.
Different from other WuhanLondon flights, which require a transfer, this is a time saving flight taking only 12 hours one way. The special price for a round-trip ticket offered by Southern Airlines can be as low as RMB 4,633 including fees and taxes, which is about RMB 5,000 cheaper than the other ticket prices. Without the inconveniences of rechecking luggage or worries of missing a connection, the direct flights can provide passengers with a more pleasant, convenient, and efficient travel experience.
Prior to the direct flight to London, China Southern Airlines launched a route from Wuhan to Osaka, Japan, on March 28. In May, the company also started direct air routes from Wuhan to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and to Phuket Island, Thailand.
As of the end of 2017, Tianhe International Airport has 58 international air routes and 45 international destinations in operation. With the increasing number of airlines, more and more passengers, not only from Central China but the whole country, are taking advantage of Wuhan as a transfer port.
Wuhan's six intercontinental air routes