China Eastern Airlines has this week announced an expansion to it’s international route network ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush.
The carrier is looking to grow it’s international footprint by around 15 routes, as the carrier pushes onwards to a further global presence.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
China Eastern Airlines Announces International Expansion…
“China Eastern has stepped up efforts to newly open and resume international routes.
“Recently, it launched the Beijing Daxing-Kuala Lumpur route and resumed the Shanghai Pudong-Cairns, Australia route.”
“It will also add 15 new international routes, including a new Pudong-Perth route, and increase flight frequencies between Pudong and Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Male routes.”
“During the Spring Festival travel rush, CEA will increase its investment in Southeast Asian island destinations to meet travel demand.”
“With more flights to Southeast Asia, more passengers from Southeast Asian countries are expected to travel to or transit through China during the festival period.”
“Within the 40 days of the Spring Festival travel rush, CEA plans to operate 2,322 round-trip flights between domestic airports and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.”
“The newly opened Beijing Daxing – Kuala Lumpur route is numbered MU795/796, with 4 round-trip flights per week.”
“Currently, CEA operates 4 routes to Kuala Lumpur – Shanghai Pudong to Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai Pudong to Sabah, Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing Daxing to Kuala Lumpur.”
“A total of 340 round-trip flights have been planned for these routes during the Spring Festival travel rush this year.”
“CEA will also open new direct routes from Kunming, Xi’an, Chengdu and more to Kuala Lumpur.”
All eyes will be on how this all performs for China Eastern Airlines.
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