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Articles tagged “china eastern”

Airlines

Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

We know first class is on the way out on routes between the biggest business cities. But do travelers want a better-than-business option at a reasonable price?

Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

Airlines

Air China’s Ominous Fall

Air China is its country’s clear profit champion. But as a new airport soon opens in its home city, its challenges are many.

Airlines

Air France-KLM Buying Stake in Virgin Atlantic in Major Airline Shake-up

Despite relinquishing his control, Richard Branson has been able to save face by negotiating the continuation of the Virgin Atlantic brand. At the same time a strengthened transatlantic joint venture means he'll have a better chance at competing with British Airways and its partners.

Air France-KLM Buying Stake in Virgin Atlantic in Major Airline Shake-up

Airlines

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

When airlines such as Delta and Etihad opt to make investments in partner airlines around the globe instead of making acquisitions, which can trigger regulatory hassles, the investor carriers are going to be subject to economic turmoil in partners' domestic markets. That just goes with the territory.

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Online Travel

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

Ctrip didn't realize the extent of the problem it would inherit with its acquisition of Qunar given the latter's disputes with China's largest airlines. The direct-booking wars are acute in China, where the government has called on the airlines to sell half of their tickets on their own websites by 2018.

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

Airlines

China Eastern Becomes First Chinese Carrier to Launch Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi suppliers are, quite literally, in a space race to win the Wi-Fi market. New satellites in orbit and due to launch will allocate greater bandwidth, and deliver higher speeds, to meet the needs of airlines and their customers alike. While there is still a way to go before in-flight Wi-Fi is ubiquitous, we’re getting closer every day.

China Eastern Becomes First Chinese Carrier to Launch Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

Airlines

The Other Open Skies Debate: U.S. Carriers Jockey for Position in China

Open Skies agreements also have a good side for U.S. airlines. The side over the Pacific is particularly attractive.

Airlines

China’s three state-owned airlines saw significant profit drops in 2012

Chinese airlines carried more passengers in 2011, but rising fuel costs mandated by a state monopoly and paid for in dollars after being earned in yuan undermined passenger gains.

China’s three state-owned airlines saw significant profit drops in 2012

Airlines

China’s second largest airline China Eastern is getting bigger

New planes and an expanded network will help the line keep pace with consumer growth while it attempts to carve out a bigger #2 slot for itself.