After a break of almost four years due to the pandemic, Air China has resumed flights between Munich Airport and the Chinese business metropolis of Shanghai as of today. Modern and efficient Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft are being operated three times a week. The flights will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Arrival time in Munich is at 06:50 am and take-off for Shanghai is at 12:50 pm.
Group travel by Chinese nationals to Germany has been possible again without restrictions since August 2023. An increase in passenger numbers between Germany and China can therefore be expected this year.
At today's comeback, passengers were welcomed and seen off with fortune cookies. Air China's last passenger flight between Munich and Shanghai took place on March 6, 2020.
Munich Airport remains one of the best-connected airports in Europe. According to a recent study by OAG (Official Airline Guide), a leading institution for data collection in the aviation and travel industry, the Bavarian aviation hub takes sixth place in Europe in terms of the number and quality of flight connections.
Munich Airport continued its recovery in first quarter of 2023, with around seven million passengers counted between January and March. This was 70% more than in the same period of the previous year. Due to the restrictions on international travel as a result of the pandemic, only a little over four million passengers had used Munich Airport for a flight in the first quarter of 2021.