China Eastern A340. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. China’s big three carriers accelerated the pace of their international expansion plans, citing the country's surging economic growth. China Eastern Airlines announced Thursday it will launch eight-times-weekly Airbus A340-300 Shanghai-Rome service on March 29. CEA Chairman Liu Shaoyong told ATW last year that the carrier hopes to change the ratio of international to domestic revenue from 3:7 to 4:6 by 2015 (ATW Daily News, Sept. ...

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