China Eastern Airlines

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About China Eastern

Comfortable & Convenient Service

China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd (CEA) is one of China’s “big three” state-owned airlines, with Shanghai as their hub. Flying a fleet of more than 430 long-haul and short-haul aircraft, with an average age of less than seven years, CEA serves nearly 80 million travellers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. As an official member of the Sky Team Alliance, CEA has extended its network from Shanghai to 1,000 cities in 187 countries via close cooperation with Sky Team member airlines. Members of Eastern Miles can participate in the frequent flyer program and enjoy member benefits including use of any one of the 525 VIP lounges across the world with all 19 Sky Team member airlines.

China Eastern has been striving to become a superexcellent aviation service integrator and to win “staff devotion, customers’ loyalty, shareholders’ satisfaction and public trust”. As of the end of 2012, China Eastern was rewarded the “Golden Ting Award” by China Capital Market Annual Conference 2012, recognized as one of the 50 most valuable Chinese brands by WPP and being ranked among the top ten of FORTUNE China CSR Rankings for 2013.


In Australia, CEA is the only Chinese airline who has codeshare partnership and exchanges membership points with Qantas Airways. 

CEA started code share service with Qantas between Australia and China. Other than direct flight services from Sydney and Melbourne to Shanghai, passengers can travel from other Australian and New Zealand cities to Shanghai via Sydney and Melbourne too, which include Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch; another option for passengers departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns or Perth, is to fly to Shanghai via Singapore. CEA's Eastern Miles frequent flyer program now has a reciprocal arrangement with the Qantas frequent flyer program, which means passengers can accumulate and redeem points on both airlines.



CEA flies the brand new Airbus 330-200 that has 30 seats in Business class and 202 seats in Economy class. Each business class seat has been upgraded to a lie-flat seat with 57 inches of legroom. Individual entertainment units which include a 3D touch screen are available for all passengers.

Most generous check-in luggage allowance & baggage check through service

2 piece/ 46kg is allowed for economy class travellers, 2 piece / 64kg is allowed for business class travellers on the routes between Australia to China, Europe, Japan, Korea, South East Asia and North America. Baggage can be checked through to your destination for same day connecting flights (conditions apply). 



CEA’s Asian network covers most of the major cities. CEA fly to 5 cities in Europe: London, Pairs, Frankfurt, Rome, Moscow; 6 cities in North America: Los Angles, San Francisco, Hawaii, New York, Vancouver and Toronto (from 25th June 2014).

Free Involuntary Stopover Accommodation

A free overnight stay in Shanghai will be provided for eligible transfer passengers who are connecting on a CEA international or regional flight to their next destination. Partner hotels will provide transportation to and from the airport as well as breakfast (conditions apply). Read more about this here.

Complimentary limousine transfers for business class passengers

Sydney/Melbourne outbound business class passengers will be provided free limousine ground transportation to/from Shanghai Pudong International airport (conditions apply). '

72 Hours visa free when transitting in Shanghai

Passengers departing from Australia or New Zealand (plus 43 other countries) and transiting through Shanghai to a third country or region can enjoy a 72-hour visa-free transit stay (conditions apply). 




* Flight Processing Fee: Domestic $20.00, NZ/Pacific $40.00, International $0.00. All airlines charge varying payment and service fees which are displayed in the booking process.

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