Shanghai: €1,424 Business Class from Amsterdam with China Southern

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China Southern Airlines currently offers a wide variety of discounted business class fares. This offer is a €1,424 roundtrip from Amsterdam to Shanghai-Hongqiao. While this airport is lesser known than Pudong, it is actually closer and better connected to the city center – but handles primarily domestic flights. Because of this, all connections feature a layover in Beijing. Two bags up to 23kg are included in this fare.

Amsterdam to Shanghai-Hongqiao. Great price, but sadly with a long layover on the inbound leg.

Flights from Amsterdam to Beijing are operated by Airbus A380-800 aircraft. These planes feature a 1-2-1 seating pattern in business class, located on the aircraft’s upper deck. All seats are fully reclinable to a lie-flat position. Airbus A330 aircraft handle domestic flights between Beijing and Shanghai.

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Fare rules state that discounted tickets for these flights are on sale until September 9, 2019. This fare is valid for flights departing from Europe before October 3, 2019. Minimum stay is six days or at least one night from saturday to sunday, while the longest stay may not exceed three months. At time of writing, these flights show pretty good availability.

We’ve compiled all possible travel dates at the lowest fare. You can find suiting dates for trips up to one month:

If you’re looking for a longer flight, we recommend to search Google Flights for dates (instructions). Tickets are exclusively sold by China Southern.


China Southern issues long haul tickets in booking class I and domestic flight in booking class J. Until the end of 2019, the airline remains affiliated with Skyteam frequent flyer programs, despite leaving the alliance. Most frequent flyer programs will credit 100% of travel distance between Amsterdam and Beijing and even more on the flight to Shanghai:

  • 24,952 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 12,402 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 11,736 Award Miles + 11,734 EQMs on American AAdvantage
  • 11,468 Award Miles + 72 XP on FlyingBlue
  • 11,466 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 11,466 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 11,466 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 11,466 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 11,466 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 11,066 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
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