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Shanghai Airlines: article)

Long overshadowed by China's Big Three, Shanghai Airlines entered the limelight in May when it accepted an invitation to join Star Alliance ahead of much larger Air China. Launched in 1985 in China's largest city following the breakup of CAAC, it offers a large domestic network and a significant presence at its developing hub at Pudong, where a second terminal is scheduled to open in 2008. It operates a mostly Boeing fleet of 42 aircraft, flies more than 100 domestic routes as well as international services to Japan, South Korea, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and operates freighters to Europe. It became the first Chinese carrier to receive an IATA IOSA certificate in 2004. …

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