Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited has a history dating back to the first Shanghai squadron of the PLA Air Force built up in 1957. In 1997, China Eastern became the first Chinese airline listed simultaneously in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock market. As one of the three major airlines in mainland China, it operates 50 overseas offices and 11 domestic branches. Moreover, it holds controlling shares of over 24 subsidiaries including Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Yunnan Airlines, China Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd and China United Airlines.
Flying a fleet of more than 400 long-haul and short-haul aircrafts with an average age of less than seven years, China Eastern serves nearly 70 million travelers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. As an official member of SkyTeam, China Eastern has extended its flight network from Shanghai to 983 cities in 178 countries via close cooperation with SkyTeam member airlines. Members of Eastern Miles can participate the mileage accumulate and redeem program, enjoy member benefits and use any one of the 503 VIP lounges across the world within all 17 SkyTeam member airlines.