[photopress:s_Eastern_airlines.jpg,full,alignright]China’s Eastern Airlines will fly direct flights from Shanghai to New York. The airline will operate four direct flights from Shanghai to New York weekly and flights will be served by an Airbus 340-600 with a capacity of 400 passengers. The first flight was sold out.
The new route will remove the need to travel via the cities of Tokyo, Seoul or Beijing flights. Shanghai is the second Chinese city after Beijing to offer direct flights to New York.