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British Airways announce additional Shanghai services for 2016

ShanghaiBrits flying to Shanghai from London's Heathrow airport will have the choice of an extra three flights every week from 20 February 2016.

The announcement from British Airways also comes with the news that from next summer, the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with its new First cabin will commence flying to Shanghai – China's global financial hub.

Time efficient for business travellers

With the introduction of the new flights, Brit business travellers who wish to book return flights allowing them to arrive back in London in good time for meetings will now be able to enjoy overnight flights to the biggest city on China's central coast.

Presently serving Delhi, Kuala Lumpur Abu Dhabi and Muscat, from 5 February 2016 the Boeing 787-9 will also operate flights to Austin as well as to San Jose from 4 May.

The height of technology

With a top speed of 954km per hour, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is a twin-engine jet airliner that can seat between 242 to 335 passengers and it is currently the most technologically advanced plane in the British Airways fleet.

Developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in 2016 British Airways' new Dreamliners will start to be introduced to a number of different routes including: Dubai, Boston, Mumbai, Newark, Narita, Jeddah, and Houston. Confirmed start dates will be announced in the coming months.

First class accommodation

Brits who like to travel in extra style and comfort will be able to experience a greater sense of privacy and exclusivity in the First cabin.

In a change from the normal 14 seats that are generally available on the airlines other long-haul planes, British Airways' 787-9s will have seating for only 8 passengers, providing a high-class and elite way to travel for those willing to splash the cash.

Following feedback from existing British Airways First customers, the new intimate suites have been meticulously designed exclusively for the Boeing 787-9, with a clear focus on comfort and the passenger experience.

If you're planning on taking a long-haul flight make sure that you book your Worldwide Travel Insurance in advance.

Date Created: 10 December 2015

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