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China Eastern

Safety rating : 7/7  Rating Criteria | Safety Rating Breakdown

Product rating : 4/7  Rating Criteria presents our independent China Eastern safety ratings and reviews.

Country of Origin: China  |  Airline Code: MU


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In Flight Product

  • Meals and beverages are included
  • Audio/Video On Demand on some flights; shared cabin screens on some flight; no in flight entertainment on some flights
  • Seats convert to fully lie flat beds on some flights in business class; seats convert to angled beds on other flights
  • Baggage allowance of no less than 2 x 23kg bags in economy class; baggage allowance of 2 x 32kg bags in business class; baggage allowance of 3 x 32kg bags in first class


  • Commenced scheduled services in 1988
  • Headquartered in Shanghai
  • One of the three major Chinese airlines
  • Holds controlling shares in over 24 subsidiaries
  • Operates fleet of more than 300 long haul and short haul aircraft with average age of less than seven years
  • Carries nearly 70 million travelers annually and ranks among the world's top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume
  • Along with subsidiary Shanghai Air joined SkyTeam alliance in 2011
  • First Chinese carrier to order aircraft from Airbus

Major Strengths

  • Relatively inexpensive fares for full service carrier
  • Generous baggage allowance

Subsidiary Airlines

  • Shanghai Airlines
  • China Eastern Yunnan Airlines
  • China United Airlines
  • Joy Air
  • Jetstar Hong Kong


  • SkyTeam

Aircraft Types

  • A300-600
  • A319
  • A320
  • A321
  • A330-200
  • A330-300
  • A340-300
  • A340-600
  • 737-300
  • 737-700
  • 737-800
  • Embraer ERJ 145
  • CRJ 200ER

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