China Eastern Airlines is the second largest airline in China. It was founded in 1988 and is owned by the Chinese Government with a majority stake. The airline operates from hubs at the Shanghai-Hongqiao and Shanghai-Pudong international airports. The airline also has secondary hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport, Kunming Changshui International Airport and Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. China Eastern Airlines operates with 14 focus cities across China.
China Eastern Airlines serves passengers with a large fleet strength of 453 aircraft made up of 316 Airbus and 137 Boeing aircraft.
The IATA code for China Eastern Airlines is MU
The ICAO code for China Eastern Airlines is CES. The Callsign for China Eastern Airlines is CHINA EASTERN.
Strong Domestic Presence
While China Eastern Airlines operates international flights in Australian, North American and Asian countries its domestic operations are the backbone of the airline. Its focus is to cater to the domestic market by providing more frequency of flights between Shanghai and other cities in China. Perhaps it is one of the largest airlines in Asia serving to more domestic destinations than any other airline.
International Presence with SkyTeam
China Airlines has entered into codeshare agreements with 20 airlines that include Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Shanghai Airlines. Besides, China Airlines has an agreement with Deutsche Bahn with whom it shares its CI code to flights originating from Frankfurt to Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Munich, Hanover, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Cologne.
China Eastern Airlines Codeshare Agreements
China Eastern Airlines implements codeshare agreements with 27 airlines throughout the world. Some of the airlines that share codeshare agreements with China Eastern Airlines include Aeroflot, Jet Airways, KLM, Qantas and Virgin America.
China Eastern Airlines Services
The airline provides in-flight Internet services on specified routes to passengers who apply for the same. Passengers can get their tickets verified online and also check-in online. Onboard services include Western and Chinese meals. Fruits and snacks are also on the menu. Various types of beverages complete the menu offering. In-flight entertainment comprises movies, TV and music.
Checked baggage on China Eastern Airlines flights need to follow specifications which include that the size must be a maximum of 40 x 60 x 100 Cm and weight should not exceed 32 Kg for International and regional flights and 50 Kg for domestic flights.
Free checked baggage allowance for international flights is 3 pieces for First Class, 2 pieces for Business and Premium Economy Class with a weight restriction of 32 Kg for each piece. For Economy Class passengers 2 pieces of a maximum weight of 23 Kg per piece is allowed. The size restriction is 158 Cm (l + w + h).
China Eastern Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
China Eastern Airlines offers a frequent flyer program known as Eastern Miles. Under the program passengers flying on the China Eastern Airlines and China United Airlines and Shanghai Airlines earn miles. Miles are also awarded for using the credit card of the airline. Flyers start with Elite membership and upgrade to Silver, Gold and Platinum car membership to enjoy additional privileges.