Shanghai Airlines starts direct flights

Shanghai Airlines has launched its maiden direct chartered flights to Shanghai from Cebu this year, a twice-weekly service that is expected to bring in an estimated 9,000 additional Chinese tourists to Central Philippines annually, according to a report by BusinessMirror.

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said the charter group will also go out to other popular destinations in Cebu and in Bohol with main itineraries comprising nature-based holidays, water sport adventures, as well as heritage and cultural tours.  Shanghai Airlines will be deploying its 160-seater Boeing 737 for the Cebu flights.

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