China Eastern Airlines will decide which global alliance to join prior to the Chinese New Year on Feb. 14, according to MD Ma Xulun. SkyTeam continues to be the favorite, which likely would lead to Shanghai Airlines' withdrawal from Star Alliance. CEA's acquisition of SAL received final approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission last month (ATWOnline, Dec. 1). With a 50% share of the Shanghai market, CEA will have a base from which it can explore new destinations that will ...

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