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AI Launching Shanghai Flights From Dec  
User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Looks like Air India is all set to launch Shanghai flights via Bangkok from December this year. I remember B747-437B about this sometime back, looks like it is official now.

I was always amazed at the lack of direct connectivity between India and China - considering they share such a long border and have huge populations with tremendous business prospects. The current weekly one fllight of China Eastern Airlines surely does not justify the potential of this route. In addition to this currently Ethiopian Airlines also offers India - China flights (twice a week?).

More info on Shanghai flights here:


An Airbus A310 aircraft will be deployed for the two weekly flights. “There is enough traffic for operations to be viable, both business and leisure,” said the official.

There is already a weekly direct flight by China Eastern Airlines between Delhi and Shanghai. The airline has already announced adding a second flight on this sector. All travel to China other than this has to be routed through hubs like Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

It's not quite official yet, but its moved from the "wishlist" into the "advanced planning" stage. I'll let folks know once its a concrete thing.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

I knew the potential was there always good to see AI expanding to mainland China, will China Eastern also be upgrading equipment from the A320? I think they should deploy the 767's they have gotten from absorbing China Yunan Airlines on their service to India.

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