New flights between Manchester and Shanghai launched

Virgin axes Shanghai flights
By Lisa James
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Chinese carrier Juneyao Air launches flights between Shanghai and Manchester today.

The three-time-a-week route is the first ever connection between the north of England and China’s financial capital, which also serves as a gateway to the south of the country.

Manchester Airport Managing Director Chris Woodroofe said: “Here at Manchester Airport we’re proud to connect the North to the world. We are always looking to add new routes that bring benefits to the region. That is why it is so exciting that Juneyao Air has chosen Manchester as its first UK destination.

“Manchester and the North’s links to China go back many years; Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the biggest and oldest in the UK and Liverpool is twinned with Shanghai. This new link will bring huge benefits to the region. It will help the region’s Chinese communities connect with their friends and families and provide new customers and connections for Northern businesses.

“It will also help us showcase the North to a huge new market, bringing visitors to our wonderful cities and towns and to the region’s spectacular National Parks like the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District – bringing prosperity to large and small business all over the North.”

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