China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have
signed a memorandum of cooperation whereby the two airlines will
represent each otherís businesses in their respective markets, in
passenger, cargo, maintenance, and ground handling operations.
Even before signing the new memorandum, China
Airlines and China Eastern Airlines already had a strong
partnership, and worked together on inter-line check-in, passenger
baggage check-through, mileage program partnerships, flight
attendant interchange program, and inter-line ticket issuing. The
two carriers also cooperate to enhance cargo service by Special
Cargo Prorate Agreement and Cargo Space Swap Agreement.
Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines operates
more than 330 aircraft, including passenger and cargo planes. It
has an extensive domestic network in Mainland China, and serves
151 international destinations. China Eastern has won the
International Air Transport Associationís Annual Laureate Award
and 10-Year Cordial Service Award, and was named official carrier
of the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
Taiwan-based China Airlines operates one of the
islandís most extensive and highly regarded networks of
international passenger and cargo services.
The new memorandum will be beneficial to
both airlines, as it will expand their global air networks,
increase passenger and freight load factors, reduce staff and
operating costs, and uplift both competitiveness in the worldwide
air travel market.
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