Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai -Hongqiao, Shanghai - Pudong

Shanghai Airlines is a Chinese airline based in Shanghai and a subsidiary of China Eastern.


Shanghai Airlines was founded in 1985 by the regional administration of the district of Shanghai, could, however, only perform from 1988 flights. She is a member of China's aviation Allianz China Sky Aviation Enterprises Group and operates a subsidiary called China United Airlines with headquarters at Beijing Nanyuan Airport.

On 14 July 2009 it was announced and confirmed on 12 October 2009 that Shanghai Airlines is acquired by China Eastern. After the decision of the China Eastern to join the SkyTeam Alliance, the whereabouts of Shanghai Airlines in the Star Alliance was initially doubtful. In July 2010, was finally announced that Shanghai Airlines will leave Star Alliance on 31 October 2010.

In October 2011, the parent company China Eastern canceled an order for 24 Boeing 787-8 due to continual delays, nine of which were destined for Shanghai Airlines.


In addition to national connections Shanghai Airlines offers international flights from its two hubs in Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong, including to Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Macau, Mumbai, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Busan, Seoul Gimpo, Seoul -Incheon, Tokyo -Haneda, Taipei Songshan and Toyama.


As of October 2013, the fleet of Shanghai Airlines consists of 72 aircraft:

The former cargo aircraft of the former Shanghai Airlines Cargo in the spring of 2011, integrated into the cargo fleet of the new owner, China Cargo Airlines.