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China Eastern Airlines - Shanghai merger in the air


Two months after a reported merger between China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines was denied by both airlines, China Eastern has confirmed in early Sep-08 that the parents of both airlines are in fact considering joining the carriers together. They have few other options, as the scale of losses at both carriers is considerable – and getting worse by the day. [792 words]

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  • Shanghai Airlines-China Eastern combination
  • Precipitous falls in Aug-08 traffic

Graphs and data:

  • Total Shanghai capacity share (Pudong & Hongqiao airports) by airline
  • Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines total capacity share at Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong airports
  • China Eastern Airlines' passenger numbers and cargo volume growth (% change year-on-year): Sep-07 to Aug-08
  • China Eastern Airlines' domestic vs international passenger numbers growth (% change year-on-year): Sep-07 to Aug-08
  • China Eastern Airlines passenger load factor growth: Sep-07 to Aug-08
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