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 South Africa

Book your flights from South Africa to hundreds of countries around the globe and enjoy the world-class hospitality and unmatched luxury of Etihad Airways.

Major Airports in South Africa

There are two major airports in South Africa. The first is O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), located just outside Johannesburg, the second is Cape Town International Airport (CPI), 12 miles from the city of Cape Town.

Airport Transportation in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport is easily accessible by rapid transit bus. You can also take a taxi to Cape Town International Airport as a quick alternative.

You can take the train to O. R. Tambo International Airport from Sandton Station in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district. There are also five public bus lines that run on a regular basis if you wish to take a bus to O. R. Tambo International Airport. Tambo International is a major hub of transportation to all of the surrounding towns and sights in South Africa. If you prefer, you can take a taxi to O.R. Tambo International Airport, there are several companies to choose from, each with friendly drivers looking to provide a good service.

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Interested in Shanghai? Consider Lusaka

Book your flights to Lusaka with Etihad Airways and prepare for an exotic African adventure of contrast and lasting memories. Experience the hustle and bustle of a cityscape in the throes of development alongside great expanses of protected and preserved natural habitat.

Plan Your Lusaka Visit

Zambia is a fascinating destination; it is located in one of the more watery African regions with lakes, waterfalls and predictable rainfall. Lusaka still maintains its African appeal and gives access to a host of opportunities to experience native wildlife, either through excursions or specialist facilities like reptile parks. Museums tell of the intriguing history and culture of the city. The best months to travel to Lusaka are between June and October when the recent rains ensure a rich habitat.

Given the popularity of safari trips, we recommend that you book tickets to Lusaka early so as not to miss the season for wildlife watching. Finding cheap hotels in Lusaka is relatively easy as there are plenty to choose from. More specialist accommodation, such as safari camps, can be booked up quickly, so make arrangements early to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to consult our Deals section to access the best flight deals to Lusaka.

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