Airbus has opened a new sustainable aviation chapter in China as an A320neo for China Eastern Airlines - first time powered by a five percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) fuel blend - took off from its Airbus Delivery Centre in Tianjin.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has confirmed a China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people on board has crashed in Guangxi province.
Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion centre in Tianjin, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China.
China Eastern Airlines will receive 31 billion yuan ($4.6 billion) from four new investors as the carrier seeks to overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Government-backed China Eastern will own a majority 51 per cent share in the new carrier, which will be called Sanya International Airlines.
Gatwick has been unveiled as the European airport with the fastest growing number of passenger seats to Shanghai, China. This exciting new growth is thanks to a brand-new Air China service which flies directly to the city.
Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to enter into a joint venture with China Eastern and Air France-KLM. The move is designed to provide customers with increased choice and connectivity across Europe and China.
The new Shanghai route is a response to an increase in demand from Gatwick passengers for flights to China.
China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of the twin-engine widebody aircraft.
The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’s largest city.
Japan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue a joint business agreement. In 2002, the two airlines began offering codeshare flight operations between Japan and China.