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Encyclopedia > China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
中国东方航空公司
Zhōngguó Dōngfāng Hángkōng Gōngsī
IATA
MU
ICAO
CES
Callsign
CHINA EASTERN
Founded 1988
Hubs Shanghai Hongqiao
Shanghai Pudong
Focus cities Kunming Wujiaba
Xi'an Xianyang
Nanjing Lukou
Wuhan Tianhe
Frequent flyer program Eastern Miles
Fleet size 201 (+61 order)
Destinations 103
Headquarters Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Key people Li Fenghua (Chairman)
Website: http://www.ce-air.com

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (Simplified Chinese: 中国东方航空股份有限公司) (SSE: 600115 SEHK: 0670 NYSECEA) is an airline based in Shanghai, China. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. Its main base is Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with a hub at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport[1]. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) (Simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋國際機場, Pinyin: ShànghÇŽi Hóngqiáo Guójì JÄ«cháng, Translation: Rainbow Bridge International Airport) is one of the two airports in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (IATA: KMG, ICAO: ZPPP) is an airport located in Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples Republic of China. ... Xian Xianyang International Airport (西安咸阳国际机场) serves Xian, Shaanxi, China. ... Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NLIA, Simplified Chinese: 南京禄口国际机场, Pinyin: NánjÄ«ng LùkÇ’u Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, over 35km from the downtown area in the southeast outskirts of the city. ... Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (Traditional Chinese: 武漢天河國際機場; Simplified Chinese: 武汉天河国际机场; pinyin: WÇ”hàn Tiānhé Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) (IATA: WUH, ICAO: ZHHH) serves Wuhan, Hubei, Peoples Republic of China. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a Chinese stock exchange based in the city of Shanghai, with a market capitalization of nearly US$2. ... The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Traditional Chinese: , also 港交所; abbreviated as HKEX ; SEHK: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) (Simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋國際機場, Pinyin: ShànghÇŽi Hóngqiáo Guójì JÄ«cháng, Translation: Rainbow Bridge International Airport) is one of the two airports in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ...


It currently does belongs to an airline alliance, but may be courted by Oneworld. China Eastern Airlines is also accredited by IATA with the IOSA (IATA Operations Safety Audit) for its safety practices.[2] An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... “IATA” redirects here. ...

Contents

History

The airline was established on 25 June 1988, on the basis of the CAAC Huadong Administration. In 1997, China Eastern took over loss-making China General Aviation and also became the country's first airline to offer shares on the international market. It founded China Cargo Airlines in a joint venture with China Ocean Shipping in 1998. In March 2001 it completed the takeover of Air Great Wall[1]. China Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Known by the acronym CAAC, with the official name of General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (中国民用航空总局, pinyin Zhongguo Renyong Hangkong Zongju). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... China General Aviation (Corporation - CGAC) is an airline based in the Peoples Republic of China. ... China Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (abbreviated as COSCO) is one of the largest liner shipping companies serving companies all over the world. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... China Yunnan Airlines (Chinese: 雲南航空公司) is an airline based in the Peoples Republic of China. ... China Northwest Airlines is an airline based in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


China Eastern Airlines is owned by the Chinese government (61.64%), publicly held H shares (32.19%) and publicly held A shares (6.17%) and has 29,746 employees (at March 2007)[1]. It had 16,435 employees at January 2005. On 20 April 2006, the media broke news on the possible sale of up to 20% of its stake to foreign investors, including Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airline and Japan Airlines, with the former confirming that negotiations were underway [3][4]. H shares refers to the shares of state-owned companies from mainland China that are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... In finance the term A share has two distinct meanings, both relating to securities. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated 新航; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... “Emirates” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


On 10 May 2007, the China Securities Journal reported that Singapore Airlines was in final talks to take a stake in China Eastern[5], resulting in a surge in the latter's stock prices.[6] However, a Singapore Airlines spokesman came forward to dispel these rumours and confirmed that while talks are in progress, they are as yet non conclusive.[7] is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


A report on the 31 August 2007 stated that Singapore Airlines had been approved by China's State Council and that a deal would be in place on 2 September in which SIA and parent company Temasek Holdings would jointly acquire a 25% stake in China Eastern Airlines.[8] On 2 September 2007, the airline concluded its deal with SIA with a sale of a 15.7% stake, and a further 8.3% to Temasek Holdings,[9] pending approval in a general meeting to be held in November. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Temasek Holdings is the investment arm of the Singapore government and owned 100% by the Ministry of Finance. ...


Singapore Airlines empending entry into the Chinese market prompted the Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific to launch an attempt to block the deal by buying a significant stake in China Eastern and voting down the deal together with Air China, which already holds a 11% stake in the airline at the shareholder's meeting in December 2007, as revealed by the South China Morning Post [10] and the Daily Telegraph [11] on 21 and 22 September. Cathay Pacific announced on 24 September that the proposal had been shelved. [12] Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cantonese: gwok3 taai3 hong4 hung1 yau5 haan6 gung1 si1; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; abbreviation: 國泰) (SEHK: 0293) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 104 destinations world-wide. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ...


Incidents and accidents

[citation needed]

  • On August 8, 1989, a China Eastern flight to Shanghai, departed from the runway during landing and substantially damaged the aircraft but there were no injuries.
  • On August 15, 1989, a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Nanchang, an Y-7 (Reg. B-3417) crashed on take off, due to No.2 engine failure, killing 34 of 40 on board.
  • On April 6, 1993, China Eastern Flight 583, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-11, (Chinese Reg. B-2171), from Beijing to Los Angeles with an intermediate stop in Shanghai, had an inadvertent deployment of the leading edge wing slats while cruising, approximately 950nm south of Shemya, Alaska, due to possible unintentionally touching of the plane's flap/slat handle. The plane progressed through several violent pitch oscillations and lost 5,000 feet of altitude. Two passengers were killed, and 149 passengers and 7 crewmembers were injured, including one passenger who was paralyzed, and one flight attendant who sustained severe brain damage.
  • On October 26, 1993, Flight 5398 from Shenzhen to Fuzhou, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 (Reg. B-2103) jetliner crashed near Fuzhou airport, after a failed attempt to go around on approach, killing 2 of 80 on board.
  • On September 11, 1998, Flight 586 from Shanghai to Beijing, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 (Reg. B-2173) widebody jetliner crash landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport due to nose gear failure, none injured.
  • On November 21, 2004, Flight 5210 from Baotou to Shanghai, a Bombardier CRJ-200 (Reg. B-3072) small passenger jet crashed in Inner Mongolia one minute after departure, killing all 53 occupants.
  • On July 19th, 2006,an MU flight Airbus A320 from Shanghai bound for Hong Kong encountered serious turbulence when flying above Hangzhou shortly after takeoff. A child had minor injuries.
  • On 7 April 2005, a China Eastern Airbus A340-300 (Reg. B-2383) aircraft at London Heathrow Airport suffered a significant tailscrape at take-off and the crew, although informed by the control tower, elected to continue to Shanghai, China [13].
  • On May 13, 2006, China Eastern Airbus A340-600 (Reg. B-6055) flight 5042 from Seoul to Shanghai experienced a tire blowout while landing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. None of the passengers suffered any injuries. [14][15]

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Cargo

China Cargo Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, it became independent in 2004, serving destinations in Japan, North America and Europe. China Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Destinations

According to Bloomberg, China Eastern Airlines will only add an extra 2 frequencies to its Shanghai - Los Angeles route, to start in June 2008. All of the other major airlines in China are adding 4 - 5 destinations. [2] The following is a list of locations to which China Eastern Airlines operates[1]. For freighter destinations see China Cargo Airlines. ...


In 2004, it has terminated its Shanghai - Munich - Madrid route, despite unprofitability. However, this has led to a new Shanghai - Melbourne route which began the same year. In 2006, its began operations to Johannesburg (via Male), and it became the 1st African destination for the airline. That same year, it began operations to New York from Shanghai, making it the longest non-stop route China Eastern operates. China Eastern Airlines is to begin service from Shanghai - Brisbane route 2 times weekly. Nevertheless, China Eastern Airlines has a strong presence in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.


References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 64. 
  2. ^ China Easrern Airlines IOSA Operators Profile
  3. ^ Shanghai Daily
  4. ^ News Asia
  5. ^ China Eastern Airlines in final talks to sell stake to Singapore Airlines: report (Channel NewsAsia: 10 May 2007)
  6. ^ China Eastern surges on Singapore Airlines report (Shanghai Daily: 10 May 2007)
  7. ^ SIA confirms talks with China Eastern (Channel NewsAsia: 10 May 2007)
  8. ^ "SIA approved to buy into China Eastern" Flight Global, 31/08/07
  9. ^ "SIA, China Eastern Airlines announce strategic tie-up", Channel NewsAsia, 2 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Cathay Pacific to try and block Singapore Airlines: report", Agence France-Presse, Channel NewsAsia, 22 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. 
  11. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/chinese/trad/low/newsid_7000000/newsid_7009900/7009931.stm
  12. ^ http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/news.htm?expressnews&20070924&55&434146 http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20070924/news_20070924_55_434146.htm RTHK
  13. ^ Flight International, July 2005
  14. ^ Airliners.net
  15. ^ Airliners.net

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Fleet

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-600
China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-600
January 2006

The China Eastern Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of March 2007)[1] : Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 318 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): China Eastern Airlines Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 318 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): China Eastern Airlines Metadata This file... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 626 KB) Photo dun avion de la China Eastern Airlines prise par lutilisateur leginmat sur Flickr Page de limage originale : http://flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 626 KB) Photo dun avion de la China Eastern Airlines prise par lutilisateur leginmat sur Flickr Page de limage originale : http://flickr. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

In March 2007, China Eastern Airlines fleet age is 6.4 years old[16]. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Antonov An-24 is a 44-seat twin turboprop transport manufactured in USSR (now Ukraine) by the Antonov Design Bureau. ... The Antonov An-24 is a 44-seat twin turboprop transport manufactured in USSR (now Ukraine) by the Antonov Design Bureau. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division and scheduled to enter service in May 2008. ...


Previously operated

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Aircraft Orders

  • China Eastern Airlines said it has signed an agreement to purchase 5 Airbus A319 aircraft in a deal worth 1.9 billion yuan (230 million dollars) and will take delivery of the 124-seater planes between February 2006 and July 2007. It also has orders in place for 4 Airbus A320 and 11 Airbus A321 aircraft.
  • China Eastern has been on a buying spree recently, signing a deal with US aerospace giant Boeing for 15 of its new Boeing 787 jets in January. Last year, it spent two billion dollars on 20 Airbus A330s to replenish its fleet in response to robust air travel demand.
  • China Eastern also recently added 3 737-700 and 1 737-800 order as of December 30th, 2005 to its order backlog.

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Subsidiaries

China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu

This subsidiary airline is based in Nanjing, started operations in 1993 and operates services from Nanjing using aircraft from the parent company. Its main base is Nanjing Lukou International Airport. It is owned by China Eastern Airlines (63%) and Jiangsu Provincial Guoxin Asset Management Group (24%)[1]. “Nanking” redirects here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NLIA, Simplified Chinese: 南京禄口国际机场, Pinyin: Nánjīng Lùkǒu Guójì Jīchǎng) is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, over 35km from the downtown area in the southeast outskirts of the city. ...


China Eastern Airlines Wuhan

This subsidiary airline (ICAO Code: CWU) is based in Wuhan, started operations in 1986 and operates domestic scheduled services from Wuhan and international services to Thailand. In September 1997, the airline jointly founded the Xinxing (New Star) Alliance with five other provincial airlines. In August 2002 the airline was acquired by China Eastern Airlines and renamed China Eastern Airlines Wuhan, operating under the China Eastern name and using the parent company's aircraft. Its main base is Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. It is owned by China Eastern Airlines (96%), state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (2%) and others (2%)[1]. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... For the brand of cymbal, see Wuhan cymbals. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (Traditional Chinese: 武漢天河國際機場; Simplified Chinese: 武汉天河国际机场; pinyin: WÇ”hàn Tiānhé Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) (IATA: WUH, ICAO: ZHHH) serves Wuhan, Hubei, Peoples Republic of China. ...


China Eastern Yunnan Airlines

This subsidiary airline (IATA Code: 3Q, ICAO Code: CYH), was established in July 1992 and operates scheduled domestic services on trunk and secondary routes, as well as tourist routes from Kunming to Southeast Asia, using aircraft from the parent company. It was established in 1992 from the CAAC Yunnan regional authority. In October 2002, China Eastern Airlines took control with approval from the Chinese Cabinet. It is wholly owned by China Eastern Air Holding and its main base is Kunming Wujiaba International Airport[1]. “IATA” redirects here. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Kunming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kun-ming) is the capital city of Yunnan province, China. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (IATA: KMG, ICAO: ZPPP) is an airport located in Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Partnerships with other airlines

China Eastern operates domestic flights within China on behalf of American Airlines, which is a oneworld alliance member. .[17] American Airlines, Inc. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


China Eastern is also an airline partner of Asia Miles, which is run by Cathay Pacific, which is again a oneworld alliance member. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cantonese: gwok3 taai3 hong4 hung1 yau5 haan6 gung1 si1; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; abbreviation: 國泰) (SEHK: 0293) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 104 destinations world-wide. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


China Eastern Airlines also codeshares with Japan Airlines and Qantas, in which both are oneworld alliance members. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Qantas (Qantas Airways Limited) (pronounced ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


China Eastern struck an alliance with Singapore Airlines with a sale of 15.7% of its shares to the latter on 2 September 2007[18], the latter of which is a Star Alliance member. There are, however, attempts by Cathay Pacific to block the deal.[19]. Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated 新航; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the oldest, largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the...

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Current Events

  • On January 17, 2007 China Eastern Airlines annouced that it will partner with Expo Shanghai. The airline will also play an active role in promoting, implementing and displaying the meaning of the Better City, Better Life theme of the World Expo.
  • As of April 28, 2007 China Eastern Airlines announced that they will have special flights departing for Taiwan from Shanghai to kick-off chartered for the lunar New Year holiday.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 64. 
  2. ^ China Easrern Airlines IOSA Operators Profile
  3. ^ Shanghai Daily
  4. ^ News Asia
  5. ^ China Eastern Airlines in final talks to sell stake to Singapore Airlines: report (Channel NewsAsia: 10 May 2007)
  6. ^ China Eastern surges on Singapore Airlines report (Shanghai Daily: 10 May 2007)
  7. ^ SIA confirms talks with China Eastern (Channel NewsAsia: 10 May 2007)
  8. ^ "SIA approved to buy into China Eastern" Flight Global, 31/08/07
  9. ^ "SIA, China Eastern Airlines announce strategic tie-up", Channel NewsAsia, 2 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Cathay Pacific to try and block Singapore Airlines: report", Agence France-Presse, Channel NewsAsia, 22 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. 
  11. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/chinese/trad/low/newsid_7000000/newsid_7009900/7009931.stm
  12. ^ http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/news.htm?expressnews&20070924&55&434146 http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20070924/news_20070924_55_434146.htm RTHK
  13. ^ Flight International, July 2005
  14. ^ Airliners.net
  15. ^ Airliners.net
  16. ^ China Eastern Airlines Fleet Age
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "SIA, China Eastern Airlines announce strategic tie-up", Channel NewsAsia, 2 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-02. 
  19. ^ "Cathay Pacific to try and block Singapore Airlines: report", Agence France-Presse, Channel NewsAsia, 22 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. 

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