Shanghai Airlines is looking to increase the number of its weekly services to HCM City to seven next year after already making it to five flights months ago from two earlier, a representative of the air carrier said.
“We plan to increase weekly flights on the Shanghai-HCM City route to seven in 2006,” said Mai Viet Cuong, director of New Global, which is both a general sales agent and the official representative of Shanghai Airlines in Vietnam.
Cuong said at a meeting held on August 6 on the occasion of three-years’ flying to HCM City that “the Shanghai-HCM City service is promising, and it has made great contribution to the overall development of the airline’s global network.” “The planes currently used for the air route are Boeings 737-800 with 160 seats, and the average occupancy rate is 80%,” he said.
On the occasion, Shanghai Airlines also announced to offer five-day package tours to China to five students who came top in the last two secondary school and high school graduation examinations.
Shanghai Airlines was established in 1985 in China’s Shanghai.
With 42 planes, mainly Boeings, its air-route network covers over 50 cities in China and such international venues HCM City, Macao, Seoul, Osaka, Phuket, Phnompenh and Vladivostock.