October 8, 2008

Shanghai Airlines to Launch Route Between Shanghai, Mumbai

Shanghai Airlines to launch route between Shanghai, Mumbai

BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Airlines will launch twice- weekly flights between Shanghai and Bombay from Oct. 29.

The airline will fly Boeing 767s on flight FM847, leaving Shanghai Pudong airport at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday and arriving at Bombay at 9:40 p.m. local time. Return flight FM848 will depart Bombay at 11:10 p.m. and reach Shanghai at 7:40 a.m. the next day.

In 2007, more than 520,000 people traveled between China and India, including 70,000 Chinese who visited India, up 48 percent from the previous year. More than 460,000 Indians came to China, up 14 percent.

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