Travel to China

also flies to more than a dozen Chinese cities, including Shanghai.

•    North America: Delta Air Lines serves Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou through its hub at Narita and directly from Detroit, Boston and Seattle. United  has the most nonstop flights, serving Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai from Chicago, San Francisco, Newark, and Washington. American  flies nonstop to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong from Chicago. Air Canada  serves Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong from Toronto and Vancouver.

•    Australia: Qantas  offers direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Hong Kong. Qantas also flies to Beijing and Shanghai from Sydney but only offers a code-share service to Shanghai from Melbourne. There may be cheaper flights via Southeast Asia; some of the discount airlines there fly to Australia. China Southern Airlines now offers direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Guangzhou with ongoing connections to the major cities.

•    New Zealand: Air New Zealand  is the only direct option to Mainland China. They offer direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

•    Southeast Asia: Singapore has arguably the best connections, due to its large ethnic Chinese population, with flights to all the major cities as well as some regional centers such as Xiamen, Kunming and Shenzhen. Besides Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila offer good connections. Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Air Asia, and Cebu Pacific  offer low-priced flights from Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila) to various destinations in southern China, including Xiamen, Jinghong, Guangzhou, Haikou and Macau.

•    Europe: Most of the major European airlines, including Air France, British Airways, and Finnair have direct flights from their hubs to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai;