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Shanghai Airlines is a Chinese airline, headquartered in Shanghai, China, and wholly owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.


Shanghai Airlines currently has two hubs in Shanghai, based in Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.


Shanghai Airlines operates both domestic and international flights. These destinations include Beijing, Busan, Cebu, Bangkok, Denpasar, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Male, Macau, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Zhanjiang and many others. Shanghai Airlines also has codeshare agreements with China United Airlines, Korean Air, Sichuan Airlines.


Shanghai Airlines (as of March 2016) have a total fleet of 82 aircraft with a further 5 on order.

Aircraft currently vary between Airbus, Boeing and Comac aircraft. Airbus aircraft used are A330-200 and 300 series. Boeing aircraft accumulate to over 92% of the fleet used by Shanghai Airlines, including Boeing's 737-700 and 800 series, and 767-300 and 300ER series.




31st May 2018

Shanghai Airlines receives first Boeing 787-9 aircraft

Shanghai Airlines, based at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), has acquired its first ever Boeing 787-9 aircraft to add to its fleet. This aircraft is the first of three that are on order. The airline's new B787-9s will replace its B767 aircrafts.


14th September 2017

Shanghai Airlines to benefit from Hahn Air's global distribution services

Shanghai Airlines announced that it has activated HR-169 ticketing. The flights of the subsidiary of China Eastern Airways can now be issued by 100,000 travel agencies in 190 markets on Hahn Air’s HR-169 document via the standard GDS ticketing process. Shanghai Airlines is based at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), China. The subsidiary of China Eastern Airways operates flights to several destinations in Asia such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taipei and Thailand. Among the airports serviced are Hong Kong (HKG), Tokyo (HND), Kansai (KIX), Incheon (ICN), Gimpo (GMP), Gimhae (PUS), Macau (MFM), Songshan (TSA) and Suvarnabhumi (BKK). Shanghai Airlines’ fleet consists of more than 70 aircraft of the type Airbus A330 and Boeing 737



10th September 2017


Shanghai Airlines expanded a practice to broadcast greetings in the Shanghai dialect to 10 flights

The welcome announcements can be heard on flights returning to Shanghai from Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Kunming in southwest Yunnan Province, Haikou and Sanya on south Hainan Island, Guilin and Nanning in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region as well as Shenzhen and Guangzhou in south Guangdong Province from this month, said Jin Yun, Party secretary of the cabin service department with the airline.

Passengers can hear a pre-recorded male or female voice speaking in the local dialect after take-off and before landing. Safety introductions remain in English and Mandarin.



In 2009, Shanghai Airlines agreed to merge with China Eastern Airlines. As a result of the merger, Shanghai Airlines announced it was to join China Eastern Airlines in the SkyTeam alliance as an affiliate. SkyTeam alliance has grown to become the second largest alliance or the three major airline alliances, the first two being Star Alliance and Oneworld. SkyTeam has two premium levels, Elite and Elite Plus offering benefits such as; Priority reservations waitlisting, priority airport standby, priority boarding, priority check-in and much more.


In June 2017, China Eastern Airlines announced Shanghai Airlines' fleet plans. China Eastern Airlines stated (07-Jun-2017) Shanghai Airlines’ fleet will expand to uo to 200 aircraft in the future, comprising mainly of Boeing 737s, similar to China Eastern. China Eastern will transfer 10 787-9 to Shanghai Airlines, becoming the carrier’s flagship fleet model. After the 787-9s join Shanghai Airlines’ fleet, it will allow the carrier to apply to operate to second tier long haul international destinations from Shanghai. These destinations will complement China Eastern’s network.




Route Map 



Popular Routes


Shanghai    Fuzhou


Shanghai    Shenzhen


Jieyang    Shanghai


Guizhou    Dalian


Tianjin    Shanghai


Hangzhou    Shanghai


The Fleet


Airbus A321-200


Boeing 737-700







Boeing 767-300

Boeing 737-800






Boeing 767-300ER

 Airbus A330-200





Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

HUB Airport


Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, with limited international flights.

Hongqiao International Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines. The airport has two runaways and has a passenger capacity of nearly 40 million per annum. Other airlines which use Shanghai Hongqiao Airport include Air China, Air Macau, China Southern Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Japan Airlines. 




SkyTeam Alliance




SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.




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These are very important times for Shanghai Arlines, as this ground-breaking airline merged with China Eastern Airlines in 2010 and  switched from Star Alliance to SkyTeam on its way to becoming one of the world's great airlines.



Shanghai Airlines Flights to China

30 years ago in 1985 Shanghai Airlines became the first independently run local airline in China. 12 years later it launched its first international route and today it is one of the most successful airlines in the most dynamic air travel in the world. Shanghai is now the largest city in China and ranks in the top ten cities worldwide when ranked by population.

Shanghai Airlines has a substantial domestic network shared with its parent company China Eastern Airlines. The airline serves over 140 domestic and international destinations, giving access to more than 60 large and medium-sized cities in Mainland China and abroad. Its international flights focus on Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand

Flights to Shanghai on Shanghai Airlines

With the inauguration of Pudong International Airport and its continued operational base at Hongqiao international airport, Shanghai Airlines has set up the mode of "one marketing centre and two operational bases". Note: There are two international airports in Shanghai. If you transit to local flights, be sure to check whether the flight departs from Hongqiao Airport (SHA) or Pudong airport (PVG).




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