China Eastern Airlines launched a Sichuan branch company in Chengdu Monday to explore further the market potential in western China. From Chengdu, the Shanghai-based carrier has launched routes to Jiuzhai, Kunming, Lijiang, Lhasa, Linzhi, Sanya, Wenzhou and Kangding. It is the fourth domestic airline to open a base in Sichuan Province; the other three are Air China, Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. CEA plans to launch a shuttle service between Chengdu and Shanghaithis year and ...

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