Arriving in Shanghai

Book your flights to Shanghai with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a bustling modern city of contrast, culture and commerce.

Plan Your Shanghai Holiday

There are numerous reasons to travel to Shanghai. The diversity of choice covers theatre, shopping, sightseeing and cultural pursuits; Shanghai wants you to discover what it has to show. A heady mix of towering skyscrapers, an iconic harbour, and an energetic fusion of east and west, longstanding, and contemporary with a dash of modernity, is Shanghai.

The peak seasons in Shanghai cover April to May and September to October. The city can get very crowded, especially for the main attractions. We advise that you reserve your tickets to Shanghai several months in advance for either of these two periods. During the off-peak season temperatures can reach 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity can sometimes become a little over-powering. In the winter temperatures rarely exceed 10 degrees. Not surprisingly, these are the best times to find cheap hotels in Shanghai. The city is also significantly less crowded with no loss of spark or allure. Visit our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Shanghai for whenever you choose to travel.

Flying from Des Moines

Book your flights from Des Moines to hundreds of international destinations with Etihad Airways and experience superior customer service throughout your entire trip.

Major Airports in Des Moines

In Des Moines, international flights depart from Des Moines Airport (DSM), located approximately three miles from the business district and has flights leaving twenty four hours a day, all throughout the year. Travellers have access to several dining and shopping options within the airport’s concourses, which provide last minute souvenirs, cold drinks, deli sandwiches, magazines and books.

Airport Transportation in Des Moines

Travellers can get a public bus to Des Moines Airport, available from stops throughout the city. For public bus service, check the route schedule as posted by the Des Moines Area Transit Authority (DART). If you are staying at a hotel during your stay in Des Moines, enquire as to whether a complementary shuttle bus is provided for transportation to the airport. A taxi to Des Moines Airport can be obtained throughout the city’s metropolitan areas or from your hotel’s concierge. At present, there is no train to Des Moines airport, but the availability of public and private transportation more than makes up for this.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Des Moines to Shanghai on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

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