As reported earlier (story here), British Airways began linking London Heathrow with Chengdu three times a week from September 23 last year with a four-class B777, with plans to increase the frequency to five times weekly with a Dreamliner. It has now been confirmed that the change will happen from May 5 onwards.

For a review of a BA B777 experience between Chengdu and London, click here.

Currently, BA only flies the Dreamliner to Toronto and New York (Newark). For a review of the aircraft, click here.

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has in recent years consolidated its place as a hub in Southwest China along Chongqing. For an Inside China report of the city, click here.