Much as Emirates is Qantas’ major partner on European flights, China Eastern Airlines is the Roo’s cornerstone comrade in China: on which Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and spend Qantas Points. There’s just one catch – China Eastern reward flights don’t appe...
POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 7 Comments
IN BRIEF | Qantas partner China Eastern will upgrade its four-times-weekly Brisbane-Shanghai flights to a daily service from November 2017. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering business class and economy, flight MU716 leaves the Sunshine State at 11:45am to reach China’s financial ca...
POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 2 Comments
Qantas partner China Eastern will once again bring its flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft onto flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Shanghai this summer, complete with the airline's latest-generation business class seats and a first class cabin as well, not normally seen on the airline’s Au...
POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 18 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qantas Frequent Flyer members will soon be able to use their hard-earned frequent flyer points to book reward flights with Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines and China Eastern via the Qantas website. Booking points-based travel on these airlines can currently be made on...
POSTED 29 Jun, 2017 20 Comments
Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers can now relax in Qantas’ international airport lounges in Australia prior to China Eastern flights to Mainland China. For Platinum and Platinum One members, this means access to the renowned Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne...
POSTED 1 Nov, 2016 11 Comments
China Eastern Airways will continue to build its Australian footprint over the coming year to capitalise on the expanded joint venture with Qantas. And while the SkyTeam member's home port of Shanghai will remain a key focus, much of that growth is expected to come from the raft of secondar...
POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 10 Comments
Qantas partner China Eastern will begin non-stop flights between Sydney and Hangzhou, China from November 16, with the route also continuing onwards to Beijing. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, the airline will offer three flights per week in each direction with both business class and economy...
POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 6 Comments
IN BRIEF | SkyTeam alliance member China Eastern Airlines is planning to launch Sydney-Wuhan-Xi’an flights by the year’s end. Using an Airbus A330 aircraft, the service would directly link Sydney and Wuhan by October 2016, pending the success of an application filed with the Civil Av...
POSTED 4 Aug, 2016 3 Comments
Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are all major destinations for Australian business travellers, yet there’s growing demand for journeys further afield with eight airlines now flying or soon to fly directly between our shores and 11 other cities across mainland China. Among them, Chengdu, Sh...
POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 14 Comments
UPDATE | China Eastern will begin daily direct flights between Brisbane and Shanghai from December 16, 2016, after a successful thrice-weekly summer service across January/February. The daily flights – coded MU715/716 – will depart Brisbane at 11.45am to reach Shanghai's Pudong Inter...
POSTED 5 May, 2016 3 Comments
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