Airlines will have the right to operate more than twice as many weekly services as now between the UK and mainland China under sweeping changes that the UK government said were part of building a “confident, global Britain after Brexit.” The deal, agreed on Tuesday between the two governments, will increase the maximum number of weekly flights between the two countries to 200, from 80 at present, the Financial Times reports. Restrictions will also be lifted on the Chinese destinations to which airlines can fly. It remains unclear how many new flights the deal will lead to, since London Heathrow, the airport most operators would prefer to serve, is full to capacity. Currently Chinese airlines operate 38 flights a week between the two countries, while UK airlines operate 29.
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