As we climb to cruising altitude in this discussion, we zoom in on the transformation of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. This journey from the early days of overhead projectors and single in-aisle monitors (so-called communal screens) to today’s personal seatback touchscreens and Wi-Fi connectivity illustrates how technology has evolved into a critical arena for airlines to distinguish their offerings and enhance passenger satisfaction.

Juneyao Air initially announced the Manchester-Shanghai route in 2019, but had to postpone its launch due to the pandemic. On July 1 the carrier will begin its three-times-weekly flights to Shanghai, operated by a two-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is emerging as a key destination for Chinese travelers, alongside traditionally popular outbound markets like Thailand and Malaysia, according to data from online travel agencies Ctrip, Tongcheng, Tuniu, Mafengwo, and Zuzuche.

Singapore Airlines will halt its flights to and from Chengdu and Chongqing in mainland China starting from March 31 due to the lack of approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the upcoming summer and autumn seasons.

Fares for outbound flights from Moscow to China surged after the deadly terrorist attack, especially for direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai operated by Chinese carriers.