China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is expected to boost international capacity by more than 20% this year. The Shanghai-based carrier plans to introduce 49 aircraft in 2016 and open more long-haul international routes to Chicago, Madrid, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, Brisbane and Prague starting from Shanghai this year, according to CEO Ma Xulun. Ma said, “It is very rare for CEA to open so many international long-haul routes in one year in the carrier’s history.” He also said the ...

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