There are zero airlines offering flights to Shanghai. The most direct route isn’t necessarily the cheapest – being flexible is key to finding the lowest airfare rates. For example, try searching by month to see the best time of the week to fly.
Make sure you use the search options above to search for flights to other airports in Shanghai, not just Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. The more options you look at, the better your chance of finding a cheap deal.
Cheap flights to Shanghai tend to be in November.
Flights from Manchester to are usually most expensive during June. If you're planning on going to Shanghai during this time, you could take a look at other airport options. Or you could try to get a last-minute bargain.