China Southern Airlines finally lands a slot at Heathrow Airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.conference-news.co.uk/ne...-Airlines-finally-lands-Heathrow-Airport/4070

    landed a slot at Heathrow after eight years of trying, connecting London with China’s third city.

    A service linking London Heathrow and Guangzhou will begin 6 June. It will operate three times a week from Terminal 4. With Heathrow full and operating at 99.2 per cent of its permitted capacity, Paris has been able to steal an eight-year long march on London in terms of building new trade links with Guangzhou.

    "The UK has missed out on trade, jobs and economic growth because of the Government’s cap on flights at the UK’s only hub," said Heathrow operator BAA.
     
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    Being heavily marketed here in Australia as the "Canton Route', no thanks I will be fine without a layover in CAN.
     
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    What's wrong with connecting through CAN, especially now since many can transit China without the hassle and expense of getting a visa?
     
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