April 23, 2024

Manchester gets new Shanghai route

Chinese airline Juneyao Air is set to launch a direct route from Manchester to Shanghai on July 1.

The direct service, which will run three times per week on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, will operate on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Juneyao Air has chosen Manchester as its first UK destination. The new route will complement the airport’s existing service with Hainan Airways to Beijing.

First launched in 2019, the Manchester-Shanghai service was postponed due to the pandemic.

Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “The fact that Juneyao Air has chosen Manchester as its first UK service is a huge boost to the region for so many reasons.

“It will allow people to travel and see one of the world’s most incredible cities, open up opportunities for business and trade with China’s financial hub and help the North’s Chinese community connect with their family and friends.” 

Wang Junjin, Chairman of Juneyao Air said: “I am delighted to see that with the joint efforts of all parties, the Shanghai-Manchester route will resume this July, becoming the first direct scheduled passenger route between Shanghai and Manchester.

“I also hope this route will bring more business opportunities and flexible travel options to all passengers, and promote economic exchanges between Shanghai and Manchester, as well as between China and the UK.”