First Charter Flight from the UK

  • Flight date: 12 September, 2020
  • Price: Competitive with current commercial rates; final prices to be confirmed, based on demand.
  • Expected price ranges: GBP 2,300-2,800 (Economy); GBP 2,500-3,000 (Premium Economy); GBP 3,800-4,300 (Business)

Over the past four months the British Chamber of Commerce in China (BCCC) has been actively engaged on behalf of members to support British nationals’ return to China. This has included direct engagement with the Chinese government in Beijing and the UK.

On 15 August, the Chinese Embassy in the UK announced a new channel for visa applications, removing the need for an invitation letter (PU letter) for many holders of a Foreigner’s Residence Permit.

Due to direct scheduled flights shortage and growing demand, BCCC has been working with partners to identify charter flight options to aid the return of members and the wider British business and expat communities.

The Hampton Group, a long-standing and active member of BCCC, has arranged charter flights for clients in the past month and has agreed to organise a new charter flight for BCCC members and the wider British community in China. The first planned charter flight will be partnership with a leading UK airline which will depart London Heathrow (LHR) flying direct to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) on Saturday 12 September. Preliminary flight details are as follows:

  • Date: 12-Sep-20
  • Route: LHR-PVG
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 09:25 (+1)
  • Flight duration: 11h10m

To move forward with this charter option, we require confirmation of a minimum of 120 passengers. We ask passengers genuinely commited to this flight option to confirm interest by registering their details with BritCham by Wednesday 26 August, 2020 (before midnight China time). BCCC will pass on your details to Hampton Group, which is managing the charter flight. Hampton Group will then contact you by e-mail to arrange a payment of a deposit of GBP1,000 by Thursday 27 August, 2020 (before midnight China time) to secure your place on the flight. Places on the flight will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

This charter flight offers additional capacity to scheduled flights for very competitve ticket prices (lower than, or equivalent to, scheduled flights). Once the minimum number of passengers is confirmed there is high confidence that the flight will go ahead. Full payment will not be taken until the flight permit is issued and the flight is confirmed.

After reviewing the FAQs, if you have any further questions on this charter flight, please contact this dedicated e-mail address at Hampton Group: (Newland Alliance is a travel business that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hampton Group).