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Arrive in the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai after a smooth and stress-free journey, courtesy of flights from Manchester to Shanghai with Qatar Airways. Enjoy a luxury service on board one of our state-of-the-art aircraft, offering generous legroom, elegant interiors throughout, and total comfort over long journeys. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure when you fly with Qatar Airways you will reach your destination relaxed and ready for anything.
Shanghai is famous as an economic and commercial powerhouse, a vibrant megacity that bustles with modernity, its skyscrapers soaring upwards with confidence. Brimming with luxury hotels, shopping centres and internationally inspired restaurants, Shanghai welcomes tourist and business travellers with open arms. Whilst much of this amazing city is characterised by modernity, across its diverse districts visitors will discover plenty of culture, tradition and history, especially in the Old City region.
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.
There’s one word that describes Shanghai – huge. Home to more than 23million people, this vast city is the largest in mainland China and one of the world’s most prosperous metropolitan areas, making it a magnet for business travellers, investors and entrepreneurs. The sheer scale of Shanghai can leave you breathless, but if you plan your journey carefully before you arrive you will be able to see some of the most incredible juxtapositions between ancient and modern culture anywhere in the world.
Book a flight to Shanghai with Qatar Airways and you’ll receive the warmest of welcomes from people who embrace visitors from all over the world (Shanghai is home to more than 9 million immigrants).
Shanghai is split into two districts by the Huangpu River - Puxi and Pudong. Puxi is the older of the two, with the majority of modern Shanghai (including the business district) housed in Pudong. To escape the frenetic pace of life of the city head for the beautifully manicured Yuyuan Gardens, which is dotted with classical architecture (although you may have to struggle through the street vendors at the gates). The Bund and the French Concession transports you back to 1920s Shanghai, while modern architecture is well represented in and around Pudong's Lujiazui District.
One of the more unusual attractions is Zhujiajiao Water Town, a classic ‘water village’ that’s over 400 years old and with a signature five-arch bridge spanning the Cao Gang River. It’s a maze of paths and bridges, and is also home to two impressive temples.
Other temples throughout the city that are well worth adding to your itinerary include the Jade Buddha Temple, Jing'an Temple, Chenghuang and Longhua Temple. To catch a truly breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city head up to the observation point on the Oriental Pearl Tower. To learn more about the history and culture of Shanghai dating back to the Bronze Age, pay a visit to the well-run Shanghai Museum.
Flights to Shanghai with Qatar Airways land at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Shanghai please check the visa and passport requirements.
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