China Eastern to operate 612 international and regional services for summer

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 approaches over water.
Photo Credit: By Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

As China’s air activity progressively increases following the lifting of restrictions, China Eastern Airlines has restarted multiple flights and will offer 612 international and regional round-trip services this coming summer.

Official start to summer season

This week, the civil aviation industry officially kicked off the 2023 summer season on March 26. The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has resumed international air services as well as flights to and from China’s Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan region.

As the largest Shanghai-based airline, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has restarted multiple flights to and from Gimpo International Airport (GMP), Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Macao International Airport (MFM), and Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA).

It offers check-in, boarding, reception, ticket sales, baggage tracking and other one-stop services at the Terminal 1 of the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

China Eastern Airlines will resume the flight between Chengdu and Phuket from today March 28. Flight services are now scheduled on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A single trip takes around four hours.

CEA international and regional flight operations

CEA operates 426 international flights and 186 regional flights per week during the 2023 summer season.

Each week, the carrier operates 612 flights, including 56 flights from the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to international destinations as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

In particular, 7 flights are scheduled from SHA to GMP each week, 10 to TSA, 18 to MFM and 21 to HKG.

Every week, there are 192 international and regional round-trip flights operated by CEA taking off from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on average. This breaks down to 134 international destinations and 58 for regional destinations.


About China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines is a major airline based in Shanghai, China. The airline was founded in 1988, and it has grown to become one of the largest airlines in China, with a fleet of more than 500 aircraft and over 200 destinations served.

The airline is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which is a global airline alliance that includes other major airlines such as Delta Air Lines and Air France. This membership allows China Eastern Airlines to provide its customers with a wider range of destinations and flight options.

China Eastern Airlines operates a range of aircraft, including Airbus A320s, A330s, and A350s, as well as Boeing 737s, 777s, and 787s.

The airline offers a range of travel classes, including Economy Class, Premium Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class. Each travel class provides passengers with a comfortable and enjoyable flying experience, with a range of amenities and services on offer.

In addition to its passenger services, China Eastern Airlines also operates a cargo division, which transports a range of goods across its network.

The airline’s cargo services include transportation of perishable goods, dangerous goods, and live animals.

China Eastern Airlines has a strong commitment to safety, and the airline has been recognized for its safety record. In 2018, the airline was awarded the Platinum Award by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its commitment to safety.

The airline has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainability. China Eastern Airlines has implemented a range of environmentally friendly measures, including the use of more fuel-efficient aircraft, and the adoption of sustainable practices in its operations.


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