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Latest UpdatesChina-based Juneyao Airlines launches chartered flights between Obihiro and Shanghai
Jan 28, 2016
Chinese air carrier Juneyao Airlines Co. Ltd. launched chartered flights between Shanghai and its first destination in Hokkaido, Obihiro, starting January 19.
Juneyao Airlines is a private company, headquartered in Shanghai, China. Since its foundation in 2006, it has been operating more than 60 domestic airlines from Shanghai and many international air-routes between Asian countries and beyond. It also has opened international scheduled flights to several major Japanese airports already, including Naha, Kansai, Fukuoka, Haneda and Chubu Centrair.
Although the flights between Obihiro and Shanghai this time around are to be operated for a limited time in response to increased travel demand during the Chinese New Year, the operator is looking to up-grade them to scheduled flights operated all-year-round in the future. It also has plans to launch flights to the Sapporo area to develop tour products combining flights to and from Sapporo and Obihiro Airport.
JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) has been providing Juneyao Airlines with sustained support for its operations in Japan since 2010, including provision of market information and temporary office space. The IBSC also made arrangements for the carrier to tour domestic airports and to have meetings with relevant government ministries and agencies, regional authorities and tour agencies.