British Airways Chief Executive Rod Eddington said the carrier was seeking more mainland routes and higher flight frequencies. In February, the UK and China agreed to increase flights between the two countries and, vital for BA, to allow more than one UK carrier to operate passenger flights out of China's main hub, Shanghai, now served exclusively by Virgin Atlantic. BA inaugurated cargo services out of Shanghai in September. Eddington also expressed interest in opening services to Guangzhou, a city Virgin has also signaled an interest in.
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