China Eastern Airlines has partnered with the Yunnan provincial government to launch a joint venture based on CEA's Yunnan branch subsidiary that will endeavor to build Kunming into a regional hub, a source close to the matter told ATWOnline. CEA is expected to sell a stake in the branch company to the government, although it is widely speculated that the airline will remain the controlling shareholder. In February, CEA Chairman Liu Shaoyong noted that the Shanghai-based carrier is looking ...

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