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Pudong Airport Opens Shanghai-Montreal Non-stop Route
Publish time: 2017-03-03

The initial non-stop airline from Shanghai to Montreal officially opened as Flight AC17 of Air Canada slowly landed at Pudong Airport at 16:40 on February 17. Airliner Boeing 787-8 will perform the daily flight. This is the third non-stop airline from Shanghai to Canada following Vancouver and Toronto lines, adding to the weekly flight volume from Shanghai to Canada of 42 in total.

In recent years, Pudong Airport has been working on constructing itself to an international airline hub, keeps upgrading the hub airline network and focus on expanding international long-distance lines so as to interface domestic network to the global whole and constantly improve its accessibility.

According to statistics, Pudong Airport has now opened 104 international and regional passenger lines with the transfer rate up to 11.08%. For instance, from 2010 to 2016, the number of transportation stations increased from 12 to 18 along the key North America Airline of Pudong Airport, with the weekly one-way flight volume increasing from 74 to 165 and a compound annual growth rate of 12.1%. The number of travelers increased from 1,730,000 to 3,880,000 with the CAGR of 14.4%. As an important Chinese airline hub connecting North America, Pudong Airport attracted the joint operation of nine airline companies including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Airline Canada, Aeromexico, China Eastern, Air China, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines, with the traveler volume accounting for 44% of the domestic total.

So far, in the Shanghai--North America airline network, the frequency of Los Angeles route reaches 5 flights per day, with 3 flights for San Francisco, Chicago and Vancouver routes and 2 flights for New York and Toronto routes per day. With the establishment of the basic layout of North America airline network, Pudong Airport will further develop the market, increase flight frequency of each route and work to promote transfer businesses for flights between other airports in China and Asia-Pacific Region and North America with itself as the hub.

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