a VirtualTourist member from Prefecture of Cefalonia
Do you know someone wich is the soonner way reaching by plane in Nanjing from Germany or France either England?
only international airline flying to Nanjing is Singapour airline, and a Japanese one. there are many options you can have if you go shanghai.
i think the best way is still to fly into shanghai.
then take a 3 hour train over. this gives you a chance to visit shanghai too.