8-Jan-2013 10:08 AM

China Eastern Airlines transports 73 million pax in 2012, operates fleet of 416 aircraft

China Eastern Airlines, which has been profitable for four consecutive years, transported (07-Jan-2013) 73.0 million passengers in 2012. The carrier said it took delivery of 49 aircraft for a fleet of 416 aircraft in 2012. China Eastern also reported a 5.5% year-on-year increase in the number of flights to a record 638,000 and an 8.8% increase in safe operating hours to a record 1.4 million hours in 2012. [more – original PR – Chinese]