China Eastern Airlines rejected widespread reports that it plans to merge with Shanghai Airlines, saying it has received no such directive from the Chinese government and that there have been no negotiations, CEA Board Secretary Luo Zhuping told ATWOnline. "So far we haven't been notified about a merger by Beijing," Luo said. SAL Board Secretary Xu Junmin corroborated Luo's claim (ATWOnline, July 25). CEA is controlled by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of ...

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