Ambassador, Thorir Ibsen and Trade Representative, Petur Yang Li, visited Juneyao Air headquarters in Shanghai. They were accompanied by Mr. Zhang Yile and Mr. Chu Xiao of BEAL, as representatives of Icelandair. At Juneyao Air headquarters they met with Mr. Zhao Hongliang, President of Juneyao Air, and his team.
Juneyao Air a carrier based in Shanghai, operating both domestic and international services from two airports (Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong). The carrier has shown great interest in operating semi-direct flights to Iceland from China, having begun its relevant applications prior to the Covid19 pandemic.
The Embassy of Iceland hopes to assist in the revival of Chinese tourism to Iceland, as it was prior to the pandemic. A direct, or semi-direct, flight between Iceland and China would be very beneficial.