Shanghai Airlines

China Eastern merger to cut costs and rivalry

The merger between China Eastern Airlines Corp and rival Shanghai Airlines is unlikely to create a world-class carrier in the mould of British Airways or Lufthansa any time soon.

Monday, 22 June, 2009, 12:00am

Direct link hopes boost mainland carriers

Talk of Air China seeking a stake in Shanghai Airlines helps drive share price rise

Shares of mainland carriers surged by up to 15 per cent yesterday on hopes that efforts to establish direct air links between the mainland and Taiwan would accelerate.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

ANA puts Shanghai Airlines link at heart of overseas cargo push

All Nippon Airways, Japan's largest domestic carrier, is linking up with Shanghai Airlines to expand operations overseas.

While marking Shanghai as its eastern cargo hub on the mainland, the carrier also is eyeing other destinations, in the mainland's southwest and northeast, to drive growth in cargo as well as business traveller sales.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tale of two regional airlines

As far as mainland regional carriers go, Xiamen Airlines and Shanghai Airlines share many similarities. Both are based in eastern coastal cities, have similar fleet sizes - Xiamen with 45 planes and Shanghai with 50 - and both boast 140 international and domestic routes.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Avic I, Bombardier in development venture

China Aviation Industry Corp I, maker of the first mainland-designed aircraft, will team up with Canadian firm Bombardier to develop a stretch version of the ARJ21-900 advanced regional jet, at an estimated research and development cost of about US$300 million.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

China Southern becomes Skyteam partner

China Southern Airline, the mainland's biggest carrier by capacity, yesterday signed up to become the Skyteam Alliance's second Asian partner, starting a process that should see the airline gain full membership late next year.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai Airlines adds flights to Bangkok and Osaka

Shanghai Airlines is moving towards its regional expansion plan as the carrier will launch a weekly cargo flight to Bangkok and a passenger service to Osaka five times a week by the end of the year.

26 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Shanghai Airlines prepares for 2001 listing

Updated at 5pm, Friday: Shanghai Airlines, is preparing for a public listing some time next year, a source with the airline told

Shanghai-based Jiefang Daily reported on Thursday that the 15-year-old regional commercial airline, received approval from the Shanghai Government and the Civil Aviation Administration of China to become a shareholding company.

24 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Shanghai Airlines confirms orders for 11 Boeings

SHANGHAI Airline's chairman He Pengnian says his company will take delivery of four 767s and seven 757s between now and the year 2000 as previously agreed.

During the visit of United States Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Mr He and the US envoy attended a ceremony marking the delivery of one of the previously-purchased Boeing 757s.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Shanghai's airport plans to take flight

SHANGHAI is upgrading its airports, airlines and related logistic services to support its growing role as the country's financial and industrial hub.

Civil aviation authorities have given the green light to plans to expand the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to five times its current size to 26.4 sq kilometres in various stages.

3 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Shanghai plans to buy Boeings

SHANGHAI Airlines, the regional carrier owned by China's biggest municipality, plans to acquire 15 Boeing airliners by 2000, the New China News Agency said yesterday.

A consortium made up of six Shanghai banks extended a US$22 million loan on Thursday for the purchase of the US-built jets, the state-run news agency said.

31 Jan 1993 - 12:00am