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Shanghai Airlines (Code: FM)

Established in 1985, Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd. is the first commercial airline in China. As on October 11th, 2002, Shanghai Airlines officially got listed in Shanghai stock market.

Concentrating on domestic trunk transportation of cargo and passengers, Shanghai Airlines also deals with the business of international and regional air transportation, mail delivery and agent service. With a fleet of 42 aircraft, Shanghai Airlines has inaugurated over 150 domestic, international and regional routes by the end of December 2005, reaching the main large or medium cities all over the country and 10 international (regional) cities.

In 2004, Shanghai Airlines obtains the IOSA quality certificate of transportation issued by IATA, which becomes the first airlines in China and the 7th airlines obtaining this certificate of the world.

Currently Shanghai Airlines has a fleet of 42 aircrafts, including 13 B757-200s, 5 B767-300s, 6 B737-700s, 11 B737-800s, 5 CRJ-200s 1 Hawker-800XP business jet and 1 MD-11 freighter.

Shanghai Airlines follows a market oriented developing strategy. Along with improving routes arrangement and aircraft equipment, it has set up business offices affiliated with ticket offices in 18 cities and more than 2000 ticketing agencies all over the country and will expand the sales network continuously. It takes the lead in providing toll-free reservation service and further perfects its on-line reservation and E-ticket system. Joining the global distribution system as Saber, Galileo, Abacus, Acexx and Infini, Shanghai Airlines obtains the sale service from hundreds of thousands of reservation terminals.

To guarantee high quality, SAL also established close cooperative relationship with domestic and international airlines: it carries out interlines transportation cooperation with Lufthansa, UAL, ANA, Virgin, EVA Airways and Trans Asia Airways, Besides, it shares code with Air China, China southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and Shandong Airlines respectively on the routes of Shanghai-Beijing, Shanghai-Guangzhou and Shanghai-Shenzhen, which has achieved remarkable success.