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China Eastern Airlines in talks to codeshare with Air Europa and Garuda Indonesia

12-Nov-2013 10:21 AM

China Eastern Airlines announced (11-Nov-2013) that during the 2013/14 winter schedules, the carrier will codeshare with 11 SkyTeam Alliance members including Air France, Delta, Alitalia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Aeroflot, Kenya Airways, Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. China Eastern stated it will continue to deepen its cooperation with fellow SkyTeam members and is currently working with Air France, Delta and Kenya Airways to extend its network within France and Europe as well as long-haul routes such as Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The carrier also plans to continue expand its codeshare cooperation on Nairobi-Guangzhou route. In 2014, China Eastern plans to formally implement codesharing with Air Europa on Madrid route, subject to government approval. Meanwhile, the carrier stated it is actively communicating with CAAC to seek approval to codeshare with Garuda Indonesia. The carrier will also continue to codeshare with seven domestic and international airlines outside of the global alliance, including Japan Airlines, Qantas, WestJet, Etihad Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Joy Air and Juneyao Airlines. As of Nov-2013, China Eastern’s network covers 15,000 services to 1024 destinations across 178 countries through its alliances. The carrier also has access to 530 airport lounges globally. [more - original PR - Chinese]