China Eastern A330-300. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. China Eastern Airlines plans to aggressively expand its fleet, growing it 74%—or 250 aircraft—by 2015. The carrier points to rising demand stimulated by the rapid growth of the Chinese economy and the global economic recovery. CEA Chairman Liu Shaoyong told reporters in Beijing on Monday that by 2015 the fleet will total 588 units comprising 531 passenger aircraft, 30 freighters and 27 utility aircraft. As of June 30, ...

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