China Eastern almost ready to name airline alliance

first_imgChina Eastern is rumoured to be on the verge of announcing its entrance into an airline alliance, with many local media outlets reporting that a decision will be made in the next few days.It’s come down to a choice between oneworld and SkyTeam, with an entrance into SkyTeam reportedly the current favourite, China Eastern will be able to further cooperate with China Southern, current SkyTeam member.This will also allow the airline to better compete with heavy hitter Air China, who is a current Star Alliance member.If this deal goes ahead all three major Chinese airlines will have aligned themselves with an airline alliance, which will be a huge blow to oneworld – the only alliance without a mainland Chinese airline.oneworld see Cathay Pacific, and its subsidiary Dragonair as its members, but has been eyeing a foothold into the Chinese market for a few years now. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img


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