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A United 777-300ER touching down at Paine Field after a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

United Resumes Nonstop Service to Shanghai

In an important ramp up following Chinese market recovery, United Airlines yesterday announced it will start a four-times-weekly nonstop service to China between San Francisco International Airport and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, the carrier will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers traveling from Shanghai will return to San Francisco on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. United will continue operating four weekly flights…

Finnair Resumes Flying to Nanjing

Finnair is resuming another service to China on Sept. 11. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will resume flying to Nanjing, China, from its Helsinki hub, using an Airbus A350-900XWB. The carrier previously served Nanjing's Lukou International Airport with an Airbus A330-300 before it suspended all flights to China in light of…

KLM to Resume Service to Second Chinese City

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced in a press release that it will resume flying direct to Hangzhou, China from its Amsterdam hub beginning Aug. 27. The flight will only be operated once a week via Incheon, South Korea with a Boeing 777-200. However, the airline has intentions to add a…

Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire In Shanghai

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday while preparing for a flight to South America, the airline said in a statement. All crews working with the aircraft are reportedly safe. For a time after flights broke out, flights were diverted from Pudong to…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will…

Juneyao Airlines to Make U.K. Debut with New Manchester Route

China's Juneyao Airlines will be making its debut in the U.K. with new service between Manchester and Shanghai. the Manchester service. The new landmark route was announced by Manchester Airport earlier this week and will see the first connection between the gateway to U.K.'s North Country and China's largest city.…

Hainan Airlines Puts its First Airbus A350-900 Into Service

Hainan Airlines Flight HU7607 took off from Beijing Capital International Airport and landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Oct. 13, 2018, at 11:00 am Beijing time. This marked the successful maiden flight of Hainan Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Over 300 travelers onboard the short flight to Shanghai had…

Shanghai Airlines Adds First 787 Dreamliner to Long-Haul Fleet

Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 100th airplane from Boeing on Friday. The new plane delivered to Shanghai Airlines marks the airline’s 100th plane in service, and a special “100” symbol has been emblazoned on the plane’s fuselage to mark its debut. In addition…

Some Chinese Airlines Now Allow Inflight Smartphone Use: A Step…

For the tech-savvy traveler, taking a flight on any Chinese airline (not including carriers based in Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan) tends to be bothersome because these carriers don’t let you use smartphones or tablets on their airplanes, even in flight mode. That means you can’t use your phone to…

Delta Adds First Airbus A350XWB Route from Los Angeles

As Delta Air Lines phases out its remaining 747s which it inherited after merging with Northwest Airlines in 2010, the airline has been hard at work welcoming its newest flagship: the Airbus A350-900, into its network. After being the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new airplane in…