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China Eastern Airlines

IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
IATA Member
MU
CES
781
 
Yes

China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800

China Eastern Airlines
2550 Hongqiao Road
Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai 200335
CHINA

Tel.: +86 21 6268 6268
Fax: +86 21 6268 6116
Email:
Website: www.ce-air.com

Type: Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic, passenger, cargo
Owner: China Eastern Air Holdings (74.64%); publicly held (25.35%)
Base: Shanghai (SHA)
Hubs: Shanghai (PVG)
Start of ops: August 1998
Chine Eastern Airlines operates this equipment: Executives
  • 5 x Airbus A340-600
  • 12 x Airbus A330-200 (9 planned)
  • 13 x Airbus A330-300
  • 7 x A330-600
  • 13 x Airbus 319-100 (+2 parked & 21 planned)
  • 129 x Airbus A320-200 (44 planned)
  • 25 x Airbus A3421-200 (27 planned)
  • 5 x Boeing 737-300
  • 22 x Boeing 737-700 (13 planned)
  • 18 x Boeing 737-800 (66 planned)
  • 10 x Embraer ERJ-145
  • Xian MA-60 (3 planned)
  • Xian Y-7-100 (5 planned)
Vice Chairman:
Chief Financial Officer:
VP Sales & Marketing:
Xulun Ma
Yongliang Wu
Jianzhong Zhang

Name Alias
IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
China Eastern Airlines  
MU
CES
China Shanghai/Nanchang/Hefei 1988-
Formed 1/5/88 by CAAC from its Shangai Region, formally established on 25/6/88. Formed 2 subsidiaries in 1993 in Jiangsu (F.100) & Quilu (DC-9). Intended to merge with China General Aviation Corp in late 1997. 25% share of cargo ops intended to be acquired in 2001 by China Airlines (plan eventually cancelled in 11/2005). Started managing "Group Three" of Chinese airlines from 2001 under parent company CEA Holdings (61.6%) formally formed on 11/10/02. Proposal to transfer control of China Eastern from state-owned ASAC (Assets Supervision and Administration Commission) to the Shanghai government rejected in 9/06. Expected to join OneWorld alliance during 2007, postponed. 24% planned purchase by Singapore AL (15.73%) along Temasek Holdings (8.27% via Lentor) in 9-11/07 for US$918m (counter take-over attempt jointly from Cathay Pacific and Air China rejected 24/9/07), however deal objected by CNAC (a minority shareholder), rejected by shareholders in 1/08 and allowed to lapse in 8/08. Will take over Shanghai AL (announced 9/6/09). Joined SkyTeam alliance (announced 4/10, effective 21/6/11).

Date
Aircraft
Registration
Location
Country
Fatal
Damage
Embraer EMB-145LI (ERJ-145LI)
B-3052
Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA)  China
0
damaged
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
B-2173
Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA)  China
0
damaged
Airbus A300? Xiamen Airport (XMN) 
China
1
hijacked
Airbus A300B4-605R ? ?
hijacked
unknown ? ?
hijacked
Fokker 100
B-2231
Fuzhou Airport (FOC)  China
0
hijacked
McDonnell Douglas MD-82
B-2103
Fuzhou Airport (FOC)  China
2
w/o
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
B-2171
near Shemya, AK USA
2
damaged
Antonov 24RV
B-3417
near Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA) China
34
w/o
Xian Yunshuji Y-7 Fuzhou China
1
hijacked