China Eastern and China Airlines Sign MoU

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 8 April 2010

China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have signed a memorandum of cooperation whereby the two airlines will represent each others 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 Associations 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 islands 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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