Shanghai Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to expand its business scope.
The carrier currently has permission to operate passenger and cargo services within China and also from Shanghai to Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and to other neighboring countries.
The carrier is seeking to expand its business scope to include rights to operate international passenger and cargo services, says the regulator.
CAAC is calling for parties with objections to submit comments before 1 April.
Flightglobal's data shows that Shanghai Airlines has a fleet of 73 aircraft, comprised of Airbus A330s, Boeing 737s, 757s and 767s.