British Airways launches its new thrice weekly route from London Heathrow to Chengdu on Sunday 22 September. In a sign that forward bookings are perhaps not as strong as BA would like, the airline is offering special return fares for bookings made up until Tuesday 16 July. These fares are:
Economy (World Traveller) – £508
Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) – £808
Business Class (Club World) – £1,888
More details are on British Airways website.
The level of discounting is not as deep another recent pre-launch special offer. Late last year BA offered an unprecedented £777 business class return fare for its new route to Seoul, one which was taken up enthusiastically by many passengers.