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About China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines is a Chinese airline headquartered at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China.  The airline is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes.

China Eastern Airlines is China's second largest carrier by passenger numbers and it's main hubs are at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

China Eastern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam alliance, and in addition, the airline 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 Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Passengers on domestic flights are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 10kg. First Class passengers are permitted two pieces. 

Checked Baggage Allowance for Europe, Australia and Japan Routes. 

The baggage allowance for Business and W Class China Eastern Airlines passengers are permitted two pieces of baggage of up to 32 kg each. The baggage allowance for Economy Class passengers is two pieces of baggage up to 23 kg each. The baggage allowance for First Class passengers is three pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32kg each. 

Checked Baggage Allowance for North American Routes.

First-Class and Business passengers are entitled to two pieces of luggage weighing 32kg each. Economy class passengers are permitted two pieces of luggage weighing 23kg each. 


China Eastern Check-in Information

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available for all passengers with a digital e-ticket.

Alternative Airlines provides an online check-in service for China Eastern. Online check-in opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. 

Check-in at the Airport

check in for your flight from 150 minutes to 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Passengers should be at the security check point at least 40 minutes before departure.


China Eastern Airlines Class Fares

The class fares available depend on the aircraft and flight duration. The airline's fleet includes an all-Economy Class aircraft, two-cabin aircraft (Business Class and Economy Class) and three-cabin aircraft (First Class, Business Class and Economy Class).

Economy Class

Economy class is the perfect option for value for money.

Economy Class Facilities

Enjoy laptop power points and in-cabin drop-down TV screens.

Economy Class Seating

Enjoy comfortable seats and the highest quality service.

China Eastern Business Class passengers enjoy larger seats as well as greater privacy in reverse herringbone seats. Individual footrests and headrests provided. A minimum seat pitch of 32 inches is guaranteed.


Business Class Seating

Business Class Facilities

Onboard, enjoy laptop power points and individual interactive entertainment system.

Business Class Seating

Passengers flying Business can look forward to indulging in a finest level of luxury and comfort. The new angled lie-flat seats, with in-built massage feature, will ensure you are able to relax.



China Eastern Airlines Food

China Eastern Airlines Meal Options

Food provided on China Eastern Airlines flights will depend on the details of your flight, such as start and end location, time of day and duration of the flight. Please contact the airline directly for details of the meal provided on your flight.


China Eastern Airlines Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers on China Eastern Airline flights can pre-order special meals should they require it. These must be pre-ordered before travelling, often 48 hours before. Please see the China Eastern website for a list of special meals available.


China Eastern Airlines Drinks & Alcohol

There is a drink service provided on China Eastern Airlines flights where the duration is long enough to facilitate this service. Alcoholic beverages will be available.


China Eastern Airlines Frequent Flyer Program

China Eastern Airlines operates a frequent flyer program to reward regular passengers with the airline, called Eastern Miles. As an Eastern Miles member, you can earn Eastern Miles points through taking CEA flights or partner airlines flights.


China Eastern Destinations

International Destinations

China Eastern flies to numerous international destinations, including Thailand, China, the United States, Germany, Austria, Vietnam, Spain and Italy.

Domestic Destinations

China Eastern flies to all major cities within China, as well as numerous smaller airports. Destinations include: Shanghai, Beijing Qingdao, Xian Tunxi, and Shanghai Beijing.


China Eastern Popular Routes

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Beijing Plane icon Qingdao


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China Eastern Route Map

China Eastern Route Map

China Eastern Partners

China Eastern is part of the SkyTeam Alliance. The 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.


China Eastern Airport Hub

China Eastern Airlines is based at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, which is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, with limited international flights. Hongqiao International Airport is a hub for Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines.The airport has two runways 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.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport



China Eastern Airlines Fleet

China Eastern Airlines' fleet consists of many aircraft including B737s, A330s, A320s, A319s and A300s.



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16 Apr 2019

China Eastern Airlines to launch Qingdao-Paris service and daily Hohhot-Lhasa service.