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China Eastern to join SkyTeam Alliance

16-Apr-2010 8:05 AM

China Eastern Airlines and SkyTeam signed (16-Apr-2010) an MoU confirming the carrier's intention to join the alliance by mid-2011. [more]

SkyTeam: "Today, China Eastern has taken an important step towards its future growth and the SkyTeam members are honored to be part of this journey. I cannot emphasize the importance of China's position in the global economy enough and increasing our network presence in this rapidly growing and dynamic part of the world will bring more benefits to both our members and customers. In our 10th anniversary year, the commitment shown by China Eastern will further strengthen SkyTeam's position as a leading alliance for the future," Leo van Wijk, Chairman of the Governing Board. Source: Company Statement, 16-Apr-2010.

China Eastern Airlines: "Joining an international airline alliance is China Eastern Airlines' strategic deployment to continuously strengthen core profitability and boost market competitiveness. For China Eastern Airlines, joining SkyTeam is the just way leading to a globalised market, which will provide wider space for growth. It offers rare opportunities to absorb successful experiences and realise great-leap-forward developments. It provides ideal chances to raise management level, improve operation quality and accelerate the application of information technology," Liu Shaoyong, Chairman. Source: Company Statement, 16-Apr-2010.