Starting from June 11, China Eastern Airlines (MU) has increased its weekly flights between Shanghai and Paris from three to seven, enabling daily flights between the two cities.
Furthermore, beginning June 20, the airline will also raise its weekly flights between Shanghai and Madrid to five.
China Eastern Airlines Boosts Paris and Madrid
China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai-Paris route holds significant importance within the Belt and Road flight network, boasting a history of 25 years.
The airline has established a European marketing center in Paris, overseeing various business divisions providing travelers services.
Since its launch in 2016, the direct flight between Shanghai and Madrid operated by China Eastern Airlines has served as an aerial “Silk Road,” connecting Europe and China.
This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Spain. The Shanghai-Madrid flight will bridge friendly exchanges between the two countries and contribute to the 2023 China-Spain Year of Culture and Tourism.
Strengthening Bilateral Agreement
It is also expected to enhance bilateral exchanges in politics, economy, trade, and culture while offering passengers convenient, efficient, and high-quality travel experiences.
During the 79th AGM and World Air Transport Summit held in early June, Willie Walsh, Director General of the International Air Transport Association, stated that aviation recovery has reached approximately 90% compared to 2019.
With the market showing signs of recovery, China Eastern Airlines plans to expand its capacity on multiple international routes to destinations including Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
About China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, commonly known as China Eastern, is an airline with its headquarters located in the China Eastern Airlines Building at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai.
As one of the “Big Three” airlines in the People’s Republic of China, alongside Air China and China Southern Airlines, China Eastern operates international, domestic, and regional routes. Its main hubs are Hongqiao Airport and the larger Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with additional hubs at Beijing Daxing, Kunming, and Xi’an.
China Eastern is the second-largest airline in China in terms of passenger traffic, following China Southern Airlines. In 2021, the airline reported operating revenue of 67,127 million RMB and total assets of 286,548 million RMB.
On June 21, 2011, China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. The parent company of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is China Eastern Air Holding Company.
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