China Eastern Airlines is a major Chinese airline operating on domestic and international routes. The main hubs are Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The airline comes 2nd in terms of the passenger carrier. The airline became a part of SkyTeam in 2011. In 2014, the airline carried 83.08 million passengers both domestic and international.
China Eastern Airline has 450 airlines in operations and the company has placed orders for 233 more aircraft in the future. The airline was the first Chinese carrier to order an Airbus aircraft. The fleet of Airbus A320 carries the majority of the operations on domestic flights. The 2005 order was cancelled by the company because of continuous delays.
In 2011, the airline placed an order for 15 Airbus A330. After placing an order in 2012, China Eastern received its first 777-300 ER aircraft in 2014. The airline announced in 2015 to buy 15 Airbus A330 which are due for delivery in 2017-18.
The airline covers Asia, Australia, and North America. China Eastern Airlines plan to capture domestic flights from Shanghai to other Chinese cities. The frequency of international flights has also increased in the past years. The flight from New York to Shanghai became the longest and non-stop flight of the airline.
The Business Class of China Eastern Airline comes with reverse herringbone seats, in a 1-2-1 configuration. A mini-cabin has 2 business class seats. The Business class comes with all comforts like slippers, blankets, and basic amenities kits. The passengers are given pre-flight drink and hot towels. Some routes and aircraft also provide Wi-Fi in the flight.
The airline has a wide variety of entertainment options from movies, music, and TV. There are several options to choose from. The meals menu includes western and Chinese options. The airline also has a wide variety of beverages and drinks to choose from.
Online booking and Check In
The passengers can complete web check-in 24 hours before the flight departure. On the website, the check-in option is available under ‘Self-Service’ option. If anyone wants to book a special meal on the flight, the passenger needs to check in at the counter on the day of departure. In addition, web check-in is available for all classes. The passengers who want to avail the offers and enjoy the experience of the airline, kindly book the tickets online at Musafir website.