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Katherine Helps Launch British Airways’ London to Chengdu Route

May 8, 2014

This week, with the help of Katherine Jenkins, British Airways have launched their latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its direct service between Chengdu and London, while also increasing frequency on the route from three to five flights per week.

Specially invited guests and local media were invited to attend a “Best of British” celebration on board British Airways’ newest and technically advanced long-haul aircraft and the launch event began with a very special live performance by the award winning mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE. Jenkins performed a selection of classic operatic arias to the guests from the flower-adorned steps of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest musical exports, Jenkins is credited for making classical music more accessible around the world. She has previously performed with operatic legends Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Katherine Jenkins said, “I was delighted to be invited by British Airways to perform on board their stunning 787 Dreamliner in Chengdu for this very special launch.  British Airways is one of Britain’s best brands and I’m proud to support their growth  Chengdu seems like an amazing city and I sincerely hope to return to perform here again in the near future”.