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 Champaign-Urbana

Book your flights from Champaign-Urbana to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and treat yourself to the very best in luxurious airline accommodations. Our state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems complement fine dining, professional staff, and spacious cabins.

Major Airports in Champaign-Urbana

The Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area is serviced primarily by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI). Dedicated in 1945, Willard Airport was the second-busiest airport in Illinois by 1969, until U.S. Regulation made regional airline service there less economical. Today, only a few commuter flights service the airport, and a bulk of the traffic moving through is related to the student body from the nearby University of Illinois.

Airport Transportation in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois Willard Airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Urbana, and approximately 5 miles from downtown Champaign. Travellers can secure a bus to the University of Illinois Willard Airport 7 days a week. Travel times vary by destination, but will generally take between 10 and 20 minutes. A taxi to the University of Illinois Willard Airport is also available for travellers requiring greater scheduling flexibility, though this accommodation is obviously more expensive. There is no direct train to the University of Illinois Willard Airport.

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

Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
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NY 10020
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IL 60611
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Etihad Office in China

Chengdu, China
Level 18
The Office Tower Shangri-La Centre
9 Binjiang Road (East), 610021
+86 28 66065172/66065173
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