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China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines is one of the most important Chinese carriers in today’s commercial aviation industry. Headquartered in Shanghai, it has hubs and operating bases throughout the country, and a diverse fleet that allows it to serve a range of destinations. China Eastern also has several subsidiary airlines under its belt, and will turn 34 years old in 2022. (Featured image: Getty Images)

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Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Shaoyong Liu
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China Eastern To Increase Shanghai-Sydney Capacity This Summer

The Shanghai-based carrier will boost operations from seven per week to 11.

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The COMAC C919 Flies For The 1st Time In 3 Months

The long-waiting C919 commercial operation plan is back on track after a COMAC C919 resumed flying after three months.

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2023 Progress: China's Big 3 Airlines Slim Q1 Losses

This year may see the Chinese carriers return to the black.

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Big 3 Chinese Airlines Post Record 2022 Losses

China's airlines racked up large losses over the last three years, but with restrictions gone, they are expected to bounce back to profitability.

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What Happened To JetStar Hong Kong?

The new airline was proposed as a major regional carrier, but operating and financial concerns mounted.

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China's Airlines Grab Market Share As International Tourism Soars

With restrictions a thing of the past, China's travelers are looking for places to visit and local airlines are the ones adding capacity.

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China Southern's Yearly Passenger Capacity Increases By 28%

China Southern Airlines' passenger capacity input in February increased by 28%, of which international passenger capacity input increased by 317%.

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China Connections Ramping Up Numbers At Auckland Airport

Three airlines are adding extra capacity between Auckland and China now that NZ is able to accept Chinese group tours

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China Passengers Up 35% In January After Restrictions Lifted

At last, the world's commercial aviation puzzle is complete, and with China rapidly bouncing back Asia is again headed toward the top ranking

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China Says It Is Not Restricting Airlines From Selling Low Fares

CAAC denies its intervention in airline fare pricing after Chinese domestic flight tickets price rose during the traditional off-season.

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COMAC C919 First Flight Of Lunar New Year, Targets 150 Aircraft Per Year

China Eastern Airlines is inching closer to completing its 100-hour aircraft validation flight process.

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Major Chinese Carriers Bound Back To Melbourne

As the Year of the Rabbit takes off, Chinese carriers are bounding back to Melbourne Airport.

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Scheduled Flights From China Near Pre-pandemic Levels

China's domestic sector has essentially recovered to pre-pandemic levels while international flights still lag.

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Sydney Airport Throws Down The Welcome Mat For More China Flights

Sydney Airport is adding significantly more capacity from China but will the COVID-19 health requirements deter passengers from coming to Australia?

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China Eastern Is Now Carrying More Than 200,000 Passengers A Day

The airline is expected to operate an average of nearly 3,000 daily flights between January 8 and February 25.

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China's 10 Biggest Aviation Stories In 2022

Which Chinese aviation news impressed you most in 2022?

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Chinese Airlines Plan For 2023 Rebound As Border Reopens

Airlines are preparing to take advantage of the massive pent-up demand from China.

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Which Airlines Have The Largest Workforces?

These 10 airlines collectively employ over 700,000 employees around the world.

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Why The China Eastern COMAC C919 Is Now Undergoing 100 Hours Of Proving

China Eastern started the 100 hours of C919 proving flight, a prerequisite for entering into commercial operations under CAAC regulation.

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Historic Day: COMAC Delivers The 1st C919 To China Eastern

The carrier is the launch customer for the first homegrown Chinese narrowbody aircraft designed to disrupt the Airbus and Boeing duopoly.