China Eastern Airlines

  • Shanghai - Pudong
  • Xi'an
  • Kunming

China Eastern is a Chinese airline based and based in Shanghai and a member of the airline alliance SkyTeam.


The airline was founded on June 25, 1988 on the basis of China's aviation administration. In 1997, China Eastern the flagging China General Aviation and offered the first Chinese airline to shares in the international market. In a joint venture with China Ocean Shipping 1998 China Cargo Airlines established. In March 2001, the Air Great Wall was taken, 2002 China Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines joined China Eastern.

Owner of the China Eastern Airlines to 61.64 % of the Chinese state and 38.36 % shareholders. From January 2005 to March 2007 the number of employees increased from 16,435 to 29,746 employees.

In October 2009 it was announced that China Eastern is the Shanghai Airlines take through a share swap.

In March 2010, China Eastern Air Holding Company (parent company of China Eastern ) acquired 51 % stake in cargo airline Great Wall Airlines. In the course of reorganization of the holding investments the cargo activities of China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines and Great Wall Airlines will in future be combined under the China Cargo Airlines.

On 16 April 2010, China Eastern announced to join the airline alliance SkyTeam. On June 21, 2011, she was an official member.

In October 2011, China Eastern canceled an order for 24 Boeing 787-8 due to ongoing delays and ordered alternatively 45 aircraft of the Boeing 737 family


China Eastern, unlike the name suggests, operates throughout the country. The airline operated in addition to numerous Asian destinations North America, Australia and Europe. In Europe, Frankfurt, London, Moscow and Paris will be flown from Shanghai. She is also working with Air France, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Qantas Airways along with code -share agreement.


As of November 2013, the fleet of China Eastern consists of 353 aircraft with an average age of 6.6 years:

The subsidiary China Cargo Airlines also operates its own fleet of cargo aircraft.


  • On 21 November 2004 crashed shortly after takeoff from Baotou in Inner Mongolia, China Eastern Bombardier CRJ200 ( flight MU -5210, Reg B- 3072, serial number 7697 ) on the way to Shanghai on a frozen lake. Immediately before the impact of the jet slammed into a small building. All 53 passengers and two people on the ground were killed. According to eyewitnesses, the machine pulled out a cloud of black smoke behind him, unleashed strong and crashed. As a cause of the crash Frost was specified that had affected the aerodynamics of the aircraft. The aircraft was not de-iced before take-off.