Established in 1985, Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd. is the first
commercial airline in China. As on October 11th, 2002, Shanghai
Airlines officially started to issue shared in Shanghai stock
Concentrating on domestic trunk transportation of cargo and
passengers, Shanghai Airlines also deals with the business
of international and regional air transportation, mail delivery
and agent service. With a fleet of 42 aircraft, Shanghai Airlines
has inaugurated over 150 domestic, international and regional
routes by the end of December, 2005, reaching the main large
or medium cities all over the country and 10 international
For many years, Shanghai Airlines has achieved satisfactory
economical and social benefits through its excellent safety
records, high-quality service standards and effective operational
management. Since 1996 Shanghai Airlines has gained profit
in several consecutive years and will continue keep the situation
of fast and stable development.
Sticking to the guideline of "safe First, Prevention
Primarily", Shanghai makes security the carrier's "legal
liability and upmost criterion for professional ethics".
Based on ISO9000 standard and regulations of civil aviation,
it has established a set of operating manual, which was certified
by General Administration of Civil Aviation of China in 1999.
Currently Shanghai Airlines has built up self-monitoring and
self-examination mechanism for safety operation and formed
a management pattern of "two-level management, three-level
network", involving people from executive level to operation
post. It has also established several computerized information
systems as FOC, QAR, FPS, EDCS, MCS, LTS, ECM etc., which
enhanced the reliability and efficiency of the company. Now
Shanghai Airlines has kept the safety transportation record
of 20 consecutive years since establishment.
In 2004, Shanghai Airlines obtains the IOSA quality certificate
of transportation issued by IATA, which becomes the first
airlines in China and the 7th airlines obtaining this certificate
of the world.
Currently Shanghai Airlines has a fleet of 42 aircraft, including
13 B757-200s, 5 B767-300s, 6 B737-700s, 11 B737-800s, 5 CRJ-200s
1 Hawker-800XP business jet and 1 MD-11 freighter.
Shanghai Airlines follows a market oriented developing strategy.
Along with improving routes arrangement and aircraft equipment,
it has set up business offices affiliated with ticket offices
in 18 cities and more than 2000 ticketing agencies all over
the country and will expand the sales network continuously.
It takes the lead in providing toll-free reservation service
and further perfects its on-line reservation and E-ticket
system. Joining the global distribution system as Saber, Galileo,
Abacus, Acexx and Infini, Shanghai Airlines obtains the sale
service from hundreds of thousands of reservation terminals.
To guarantee high quality, SAL also established close cooperative
relationship with domestic and international airlines: it
carrys out interlines transportation cooperation with Lufthansa,
UAL, ANA, Virgin, EVA Airways and Trans Asia Airways, Besides,
it shares code with Air China, China southern Airlines, Shenzhen
Airlines and Shandong Airlines respectively on the routes
of Shanghai-Beijing, Shanghai-Guangzhou and Shanghai-Shenzhen,
which has achieved remarkable success.