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China Eastern buys Shanghai Airlines

China Eastern buys Shanghai Airlines

13th Jul 2009 Airline News

China Eastern Airlines has bought its rival Shanghai Airlines for Rmb9bn ($1.3bn) as it bids to become China’s largest airline with dominance in Shanghai as an aviation hub. The state-controlled airline, currently China’s third largest carrier, said it would raise about Rmb7bn by issuing new shares to strengthen its balance sheet.