Shenzhen Airlines becomes the 25th Star Alliance carrier at Heathrow

posted on 26th November 2018 by Justin Burns
Shenzhen Airlines becomes the 25th Star Alliance carrier at Heathrow

Shenzhen Airlines has become the 25th Star Alliance member carrier to fly to London Heathrow Airport and it means more of the alliance’s members operate at the hub that at any other in the globe.

The Chinese carrier connects London with its home town of Shenzhen three times a week with an Airbus A330-300 with flights departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. From there, customers can then connect to some 200 domestic Chinese, regional and international destinations served by the airline.

Shenzhen Airlines operates out of Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal which opened in June 2014. Operating from a single terminal at Heathrow ensures that Star Alliance member carriers can offer approximately 18 million annual customers using the airport a vastly improved travel experience, including shorter connecting times.

The Star Alliance airlines serving Heathrow are Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United.

They operate over 236 flights per day to 43 destinations in 24 countries from Heathrow. Each of these flights provides access to the full Alliance network of more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,317 airports in 193 countries.