Beginning Oct 29, Shanghai Airlines will fly passengers to Mumbai (or Bombay), possibly the most exotic destination in its network yet. As far as we understand, the only other way to get to Mumbai previously is with Indian carrier Jet Airways which takes passengers from India via Shanghai to San Francisco. Xinhua offers details of the Shanghai-Mumbai schedule:
The airline will fly Boeing 767s on flight FM847, leaving Shanghai Pudong airport at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday and arriving at Bombay at 9:40 p.m. local time. Return flight FM848 will depart Bombay at 11:10 p.m. and reach Shanghai at 7:40 a.m. the next day.
From an advert in Shanghai Airline’s latest inflight magazine (a total waste of pulp and ink — don’t ask us why we were reading the magazine!), we find that the flights are on the special offer of RMB3,100 (not incl. taxes) between Oct 29 and Nov 30 on www.shanghai-air.com and the sales hotline 10105858.