Shanghai Airlines Boeing 737-800. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. China Eastern Airlines said that its wholly owned subsidiary Shanghai Airlines has withdrawn from the Star Alliance to join SkyTeam along with CEA next year. CEA signed a formal agreement with SkyTeam in June and is scheduled to gain membership in 2011 (ATW Daily News, May 24). Shanghai's departure had been expected after it agreed to merge with CEA. SAL's network will add 32 destinations to the grouping's ...

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