Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Air Holding Company (CEAH) is among China’s three major air transportation groups. It originated from the first squadron established by former Civil Aviation Administration of Shanghai in January, 1957. Through continuous structural adjustment and resource integration, CEAH has evolved into a major aviation industry group with an integrated service system focusing on core business of aviation transportation and logistics, reinforced by a wide range of additional businesses including aviation real estate, aviation finance, advertising media and duty-free, air catering, trade and logistics, general aviation, and industrial investment.
As the core undertaking of CEAH, China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. was the first Chinese airline to be listed on New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai stock markets in 1997. Currently, it operates a fleet of over 600 aircrafts, with average age less than 5.5 years, being one of the youngest fleets in major airlines in the world. As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, CEA serves over 100 million passengers globally and ranks 7th in the world. Through an air network, CEA now reaches 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. Frequent Flyer of Eastern Miles are privileged with 672 lounges worldwide within all 20 SkyTeam member airlines.
Committed to serving national welfare and people’s livelihood, economic and social development, reform and opening up, CEAH constantly pursues the coordinated development of “national interest, economic benefits and social welfare”. In 2011, it set out the development guideline of “transforming from a traditional air passenger carrier to a modern integrated air service provider”. In 2012, inspired by the Chinese dream, CEAH put forth the China Eastern Dream, that is, to develop CEAH into a word-class airline in great harmony.
Since 2009, CEAH has been widely recognized by the society and nominated for a string of awards. After being honored with the Five-Star Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), CEAH was awarded the titles of “the 25 Most Innovative Company in China” and listed among Top 10 companies of Corporate Social Responsibility by Fortune (Chinese edition). It has been recognized as one of the 30 most valuable Chinese brands by WPP and was among the top in ROE among SOEs.
Looking forward, China Eastern is committed to developing itself into an outstanding enterprise that lives up to staff devotion, customers’ loyalty, shareholder satisfaction and public trust, continuously bringing wonderful experiences for global customers with “accurate, delicate and precise” services.