Manchester Airport will gain a new link to China when Juneyao Air launches services to Shanghai in March 2020.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services will be Juneyao Air’s first UK service, operating three times a week, initially travelling via Helsinki, Finland.
The Monday, Wednesday and Friday services will arrive in Manchester at 08.30 and depart for Shanghai at 10.00.
Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport says: “We have seen first-hand how new routes to high-growth economies can unlock significant trade, cultural and knowledge exchange opportunities and this will be no different. We are delighted that Juneyao Air has recognised everything the North has to offer, in terms of its business base, natural and cultural assets and world-leading universities when choosing to launch this new service.”
Wang Junjin, chairman of Juneyao Air says: “Juneyao Air is delighted to launch its first fifth-freedom route to Manchester, and we look forward to developing Manchester’s traffic growth in the coming years. This route will further promote Greater Manchester’s tourism, as well giving Britain an opportunity to boost its trade and investment links to China.”