Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Air-carriers in the city are gearing up for the Christmas travel peak from
later this month to the middle of next month, Shanghai Evening Post reported
Starting from the week before Christmas, many expatriates working or
studying in the city will return to their hometown, while many foreigners will
travel to China. At present, air-routes to Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Vancouver and
Australia are proving very popular, according to several local foreign airlines.
A growing number of students studying overseas are also driving up the
demand for air-tickets. White-collar employees, especially those working in
local foreign companies, prefer to spend their annual leave overseas at that
time to catch the throng of Christmas sales.
The decline in international
fuel prices has dragged down the fuel surcharges of foreign airlines, with
promotions offered on new routes such as China Eastern Airlines' Shanghai to New
York and Shanghai to Auckland routes.