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China Eastern Airlines Overview

China Eastern, one of the biggest Airlines in China and Asia is headquartered in Shanghai. The airline has more than 80,000 employees. The airline was founded on 25 June 1988, almost 32 years ago. From then they have grown to 569 aircrafts with more than 248 destinations. 

The airline is lead by Liu Shaiyong, the chairman. After the long 32 years of success, they have multiple primary hubs and secondary hubs too. China Eastern is the member of SkyTeam Alliance. 

China Eastern alliance airlines and codeshare programs

China Eastern is the big name among the Chinese airlines, currently they are the members of SkyTeam Alliance. The alliance has many loyalty programs and benefits for passengers. Apart from that passengers can get more benefits in terms of flying with different Airlines in the codeshare program. 

Listed below are codeshare partners of China Eastern.

  •  Aeroflot
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Mandarin Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • WestJet
  • XiamenAir
  • Alitalia
  • British Airways
  • China Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Joy Air
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines

China Eastern Destinations and hub airports

With the huge fleet size of 569 operating aircrafts, China Eastern conquers the Chinese skies and covers all over 248 destinations. They cover all the 5 continents and connect the people all over the globe. Listed below are the destinations.

  • Altay
  • Anshun
  • Amsterdam
  • Baise
  • Anchorage
  • Baishan
  • Baoshan
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Changchun
  • Changsha
  • Colombo
  • Dhaka
  • Golmud
  • Hakodate
  • Hangzhou
  • Hengyang
  • Huai'an
  • Ji'an
  • Jining 
  • Nanning
  • Okinawa

With such flight size China eastern has many hubs, their main hubs are located at 

  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Kunming
  • Beijing capital
  • Beijing Daxing

Mainly the airlines have their major headquarters at Shanghai only. 

Airline booking in the class of services 

Economy Class 

In Economy class, passengers are provided with drop-down TV displays different for every passenger, and also they are provided with power output where you could charge your personal device. 

Talking about the seats, they offer extremely comfortable seats and top services. 

The seats are relatively large and the Void is 32" between two seats. You are offered an ample amount of legroom along with a footrest. 

Premium Economy Class 

The company has not enlisted this class in their flights.  

Business Class

 On board in business class passengers are provided with an unique entertainment system and again you are provided with power outcome. 

Speaking about the seat in business class, flying in business class you will obtain another level of comfortness. They provide seats that can be reclined to a full flat bed. This seat incorporates a massage feature that will surely ease you 

The new angled lie-flat seats, with an inbuilt massage facility, that will surely provide relief to your body. 

First Class

In first class cabin, passengers can avail priority boarding and they even have access to first class lounge before boarding the flight. 

Onboard, passengers receive a pleasant drink and a wonderful dinner accompanied by meals and beverages.

Each passenger is provided with a separate TV screen so that they could enjoy inflight entertainment as and when they require. 

Passengers are offered an amenity kit which is composed of eye mask, pyjamas, ear plugs, slippers, etc. 

The first class cabin comes in 1-2-1 configuration. The seats can be converted to flatbed and it has a void of 79" between two seats and they are 26.5" wide. 

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China Eastern Airlines FAQ's

Yes China Eastern provides cabin wheelchair services to its passengers who require it. 

Yes you will need to present a medical certificate from a doctor for your oxygen requirements. 

You can bring service animals along on flight depending on the seat availability. 

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