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British Airways is offering more flights to Asia by signing code sharing deal with China Southern Airlines.
This will allow BA to provide customers with more flexible flight options with a more attractive range of fares.
The two airlines will initially code-share on all direct flights operated on routes between London and the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sanya, Wuhan and Zhengzhou.
The agreement from January 2, 2020, builds on a codeshare pact across ten routes sealed two years ago.
The two carriers signed a memorandum of understanding at the start of the year to expand the agreement on each other’s networks and implement reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.
BA passengers will be offered a combined route network which will develop over time thanks to both airlines’ move to the giant new Beijing Daxing International airport.
The UK carrier was the first international airline to switch its operations to Beijing Daxing in October.
Customer benefits include greater opportunities to collect frequent flyer points, the ability to book through both airlines’ web or app-based platforms and enhanced lounge access, according to the airline.