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China Eastern Airlines is a Chinese airline headquartered at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China. China Eastern Airlines is China's second largest carrier by passenger numbers.
China Eastern's main hubs are at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. China Eastern is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. China Eastern's destinations include Shanghai, Beijing, London, Xian, Kunming, Shenzhen, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Guangzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Hangzhou, Seoul, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Bangkok.
China Eastern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam alliance. In addition to the SkyTeam alliance, China Eastern Airlines also has codeshare agreements with Asiana Airlines, Ethiad Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qantas and Virgin America. In April 2016, China Eastern Airlines announced plans to open branch companies in Qingdao and Guangzhou during 2016. Currently, China Eastern operates five other subsidiaries including Shanghai Airlines, China United Airlines, China Eastern Wuhan, China Eastern Jiangsu and China Eastern Yunnan Airlines.
China Eastern Airlines operates a frequent flyer program to reward regular passengers with the airline, called Eastern Miles. For routes within and to Europe, Australia and Japan, China Eastern allows passengers in Business, W/Class and Economy two pieces of baggage of up to 23 kg in economy and 32 in W/Class and Business Class. First passengers are entitled to 3 pieces of baggage of up to 32 kgs. For North American routes, passengers in First-Class and Business are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of up to 32 kgs and 2 pieces of up to 23 kg in economy. China Eastern Airlines' fleet consists of many aircraft including B737s, A330s, A320s, A319s and A300s.
22nd May 2017
China Eastern Airlines may launch direct flights between Perth and Shanghai by the end of 2017, which would provide the WA capital with only its 2nd non-stop link to China. China Eastern Airlines has confirmed it is looking into the possibility of direct flights from Shanghai to Perth, which could span from a cautious 4 x weekly to a potential daily.
This move is due to Australian and Chinese airlines both taing advantage of an "open skies" agreement for flights between China, Sdney, Brisbane, Melbourne and perth.
17th May 2017
China Eastern Airlines is interested in buying a stake in the Czech Republic’s biggest airport company operating Prague’s Václav Havel airport or one of the country’s main carriers, Travel Service. That emerged from talks between bosses of the Chinese airline and a Czech delegation headed by President Miloš Zeman, according to Czech transport minister Dan Ťok. The Czech side said that they registered the interest. The Chinese airline also indicated launching a new route between Prague and China and developing cargo services to the Czech capital.
In April 2017, China Eastern Airlines announced it was adjusting operational aircraft for its Shanghai - Xi'an - Moscow rote, which operates 3 times a week during the summer season. The Skyteam member plans to operate Airbus A330-200 instead of Boeing 767, effective 06JUN17.
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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, with limited international flights. Hongqiao International Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines. The airport has two runaways and has a passenger capacity of nearly 40 million per annum. Other airlines which use Shanghai Hongqiao Airport include Air China, Air Macau, China Southern Airlines, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Japan Airlines.
SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
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Need flights to China, why not try China Eastern Airlines ?
Shanghai based, China Eastern Airlines is one of China's big three airlines and is vying for the top spot with the flag carrier, Air China and Guangzhou based, China Southern. When it is revealed that an airline is big in China, it naturally follows that it is big in global terms and China Eastern is no exception. Following its 2009 merger with Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern now carries over 65 Million passengers per year, which puts it in the same league as European giants KLM/AIr France and BA/Iberia. Where China Eastern differs from the European carriers is that it is based in a market which is experiencing rapid growth and China Eastern's hub airports in Shanghai, Kunming (Yunan province) and Xi'an Xianyang are all set for a massive expansion of both domestic and international passenger traffic. China Eastern aready has a modern fleet of around 266 aircraft which includes some Boeings but the majority are supplied by the European manufacturer, Airbus. Almost 100 of these are flexible, short haul Airbus A320's and this fleet is likely to increase as 40 brand new aircraft arrive from the Airbus factory in Toulouse. With over 35,000 employees world-wide and a route network which serves over 120 cities spreading throughout China and right across the globe, China Eastern is an airline destined to bring the world to China's financial capital of Shanghai and also take China to the world
China Eastern Airlines, what to expect ?
China Eastern like to serve major international trunk routes with big aircraft. For example the route from London Heathrow to Shanghai which was introduced in 2010 is served by an Airbus A330-200 with 24 luxury business class seats offering a seat pitch of 57 inches, inbuilt massage feature, laptop power point and an individual interactive entertainment system plus 238 comfortable economy class seats. Subject to conditions this service allows free stop overs Shanghai or easy connections to Beijing and Shenzhen plus through baggage check to Xian, Harbin, Wuhan, Shenyang, Chongqing, Chengdu, Dalian, Wenzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming and Changsha. Especially worthy of comment are China Eastern's very competitive fares from European gateways such as London, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris and Rome to Sydney and Melbourne via Shanghai. On-board the cabin service won't win international awards but it is consistently good and the point of China Eastern isn't about award-winning, it is about getting passengers safely and on-time to their chosen destination with a minimum of fuss and at a value for money ticket price. Regular travellers love it, once a year travellers enjoy the cost savings, 65 million passengers per year experience it and alternative airlines recommend you to try it !
Why choose China Eastern Airlines?
Simply its often the best way to get to a Chines city from anywhere in the world. The airline understand perfectly the need for connecting passengers to have easy journeys from end to end and the ticket prices reflect the willingness of the airline to accommodate routings from international capital to China's secondary cities. As well as being one of the world's largest airlines, as more people travel to, from and in China, China Eastern is rapidly becoming one of the world's most useful airlines. We recommend you try it. With more than 25 years of experience, Alternative Airlines has become a specialist in arranging flights to the more unusual destinations around the world, plus we have strong relationships with airlines, such as China Eastern, which may not be the first airline you think about when booking your flight to,from or within China. Certainly for international air travel to Shanghai, China Eastern should be your first choice.
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