China Eastern Airlines is considering joining a global airline alliance in an effort to improve its financial performance, according to Chairman Liu Shaoyong, who told reporters in Beijing that the Shanghai-based carrier is scheduled to evaluate the three global alliances in June in order to find the most "suitable" fit. Liu, who previously was chairman of China Southern Airlines, led that Guangzhou-based carrier into SkyTeam in 2007 (ATWOnline, Nov. 16, 2007) and suggested at the time that ...

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