Hainan Airlines is to launch a direct flight from Shanghai to Tel Aviv starting September 12 and operating three days a week, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is the first airline to offer a direct regular service between Shanghai and Tel Aviv. This is airline’s second China-Israel route, following the introduction of Beijing-Tel Aviv flights about one year ago, and the first route ever connecting Shanghai and Israel. Hainan operates four weekly frequencies between Beijing to Tel Aviv, with six weekly flights scheduled from September.