China Eastern Airlines has seen a drop of CNY1.09 billion ($179 million) in premium passenger revenue for 2013 owing to the global economic recession and China’s new policy for government officials to be more thrifty, giving up their previously extravagant lifestyles. China Eastern GM Ma Xulun said previously the carrier’s passenger makeup has gradually changed as premium passenger boardings have experienced a clear drop resulting in much lower airfares; he expects the trend to ...

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