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British Airways Inaugural Flight to Beijing, 1980

Posted: May 5th, 2022 | No Comments »

The China-Britain Business Council online magazine Focus is celebrating 50 years since the establishment of ambassadorial relations between China & the UK – I’ve dug up a few old stories – here’s the story of British Airways first flight to Beijing in 1980 – click here to read

Arrival at Beijing Airport, 1980
Inaugural service advert – nicely worded ‘permitted’ and still somewhere between Peking and Beijing as the official name for the Chinese capital’s airport.


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