What was once a humble fishing town is now the most populous city in the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai attracts tourists in their millions thanks to its striking skyline, historic architectural masterpieces, diverse culture and booming economy. In fact, the city has been referred to as China’s ‘showpiece.’ The most convenient way to reach this Chinese tourist and business hub is to fly, and the best way to journey through the skies in style is to fly business class.
Here at Just Fly Business, we make finding affordable and highly reviewed business class flights to Shanghai straightforward. A simple call to our knowledgeable team of consultants will have you comparing a multitude of high-value, premium flights to almost any location.
Cheap business class flights to Shanghai with us are not only extremely affordable, but they are also extremely hassle-free. Our travel specialists focus on finding you cheaper business class flights and enjoy creating and maintaining long lasting relationships with you or your company.
Our superior service means we can make the process of organising your business class flights to Shanghai hassle-free. From business trips to a luxury holiday, we arrange all the flights, airport transfers, hotels, and car hire to suit you.
Whether for business or leisure, your personal travel consultant will be able to find you the best business or first class flights to Shanghai for your needs.
The famous waterfront also known as Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund is situated on the west bank of the Huangpu River and stretches for almost a mile. With excellent examples of colonial architectural styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic, and baroque to the renaissance, the wide walkways make for a spectacular walk.
Juxtaposed with the new high-rise business district of Pudong on the opposite shore of the river, a stroll along The Bund gives the best of both the history and future of this vibrant city. Along the path lies several sculptures showcasing significant figures of the city’s history as well as a number of art installations interspersed within the open parks and squares along the route.
Insider’s Tip: One of the best ways to see The Bund is from water level on one of the Huangpu River Cruises. A cruise at night is especially serene with the period lamp posts on the west contrasting with the flashing lights to the east!
Located a few blocks from the river front, the Yuyuan Gardens are a paradise away from the hustle and bustle of this fast-paced city. This classical Chinese garden was completed in 1577 during the Ming Dynasty, and with six main areas within, the gardens cover around five acres.
Containing pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds, and cloisters, each area has several scenic places to rest and contemplate, often to the sound of a babbling stream. The large canopied trees offer welcome shade through the hotter months and in such a busy and industrious city, this slice of peace and quiet offers a fantastic respite in the middle of the day.
Shanghai Circus World
China as a whole is world renowned for its talented acrobats, and Shanghai in particular is host to “China’s Number 1 Circus World”. Located to the north of the city centre on the metro line, the building is unmistakable with its distinctive golden architecture.
The production, ERA – Intersection of Time, is a multimedia theatrical spectacular that has been running continuously since 2005. With showmanship that has been compared to the West End, the performance includes acrobatics, martial arts, and dance, telling the story of the country from its ancient past to the future in a 90 minute sensation to the senses.
Get a Bird’s Eye View
The skyscrapers of the Pudong District offer a unique perspective of China’s most sophisticated city from a number of different vantage points.
The Shanghai World Financial Centre is a 492 metre tall structure with a distinct design allowing for multiple viewing platforms. The Sky Arena on the 94th Floor offers eight metre high windows to survey the modern and old city below from the comfort of their lounge area, while the Sky Walk on the 97th Floor features a glass roof and a sense openness that is not for the faint of heart. The 100th Floor is the final observation deck and is for those wanting to experience terror. With glass floors exhibiting the dizzying drop below, this was the highest observation deck in the world for a number of years!
Standing like a beacon above all others, the Shanghai Tower stands at 632 metres tall, the second tallest building in the world. Although not as tall as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, it does boast to have the world’s highest observation deck on the 118th Floor. Offering 360 degree views across the entire city, the elevators have you reaching speeds of 18m/s, taking under a minute to reach the top!
Insider’s Tip: The observation deck of the Shanghai Tower was opened to the public quietly in July 2016 and during the week often has smaller queues for tickets than the Shanghai World Financial Centre!
Located on The Bund with spectacular views over the river to Pudong, The Peninsula offers exceptional service and style in their 5 meeting and conference rooms boasting world class technology.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
In the heart of the Pudong District, The Grand Hyatt Shanghai is the perfect venue for your business’s needs. With excellent facilities, the numerous rooms cater for events, conferences, or meetings of all sizes.
Take the Bullet Train to one of China’s “Seven Ancient Capital Cities”, Hangzhou. At only one hour away, the capital of the Zhejiang Province is perfect for a day trip from Shanghai. A fantastic balance between natural scenery and picturesque towns gives explorers the chance to see the famous Water Towns and the West Lake.
Suzhou is located to the west of Shanghai approximately 30 minutes away by Bullet Train. Situated in the heart of the Yangtze Delta, Suzhou contains some of the best examples of traditional gardens in the world, gaining a reputation amongst international admirers. With over 60 classic gardens remaining in the city, 9 have currently been World Heritage Listed, including the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, and Net Master’s Garden.
Flying from the UK to Shanghai takes no less than 11 hours, so why not make each second count by flying first or business class? On nearly all business class flights, you can expect a fully reclining flatbed, a wide variety of entertainment, and chef-cooked food as standard. Plus, there’s no better way to kick off a luxurious holiday than by sipping a glass of complimentary champagne, served by warm and welcoming flight attendants that will make your journey as comfortable as possible.
At Just Fly Business, we go one step further than just helping you find and compare a range of premium flights to Shanghai. Our luxury travel experts can help you organise airport transfers, car rentals, excursions, hotels and more. Just pick up the phone, tell us your requirements, and we’ll do the rest.
Flying business class to Shanghai from the UK offers passengers a myriad of options to chose from. If convenience is important, a direct flight with Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways means an uninterrupted journey, especially crucial on the overnight flight to ensure a great sleep onboard.
When considering the cost of a business class flight to Shanghai, great deals can often be found if passengers are willing to consider a connecting flight. Due to Shanghai’s location, this then opens up many other options including the Middle Eastern carriers of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, some of the best airlines in the sky. Alternatively, to try and maximise sleep on the overnight flight, a connection through Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines or Singapore with Singapore Airlines means one long leg to get some rest. The same can be done with a quick change in a European airport with KLM or Lufthansa which also opens up regional airports within the UK for departures.
Make the most of your trip to one of the world’s largest and most modern megacities by booking business class with Just Fly Business. Just give us a call on 020 8417 1366, and we’ll be more than happy to assist in finding you great value, affordable business class flights to Shanghai.
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