How to fly from London to China for just £7

British tourists can bag themselves a flight to China for £7 plus taxes.

Tianjin Airlines are offering the budget fare to celebrate their first ever UK flight from Gatwick to Chongqing and Tianjin.Although the one-way flight is a bargain, it isn't quite as cheap as it sounds as the tax tots it up to £206.Jeju to Ningbo flights

A return flight to China is also available from £9 plus taxes (£332 including taxes).

The special promotional fares were chosen because the number seven traditionally represents harmony for the Chinese and the number nine represents eternal love – symbolising Tianjin Airlines’ love for the UK market.
The new service will operate every Wednesday and Saturday on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 18 business class and 242 economy class seats.

Mr Robert Chen, UK General Manager for Tianjin Airlines, said: “We are thrilled to launch our first ever flights from Gatwick to Tianjin and Chongqing in China.

"We’re excited to help open up a still largely unexplored area of China for British travellers through our high quality service, and unbeatable price – demonstrated by our promotional fare of just £7 plus taxes one way.”They will be running twice weekly between July and October. And there will also be discount flights to Iceland and Canada.

If you're planning a holiday, but don't know whether it's cheaper to book in advance or swipe a last-minute deal, CheapAir's advice might also be useful.

The travel company revealed the best time to book your plane ticket is exactly 54 days before departure.

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