China Eastern Airlines has applied for permission to launch to flights to Abu Dhabi.
According to its application with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the carrier intends to operate three weekly flights to the UAE capital from Shanghai, with a stop in Kunming in both directions. If approved, the new route would commence in January 2017.
And China Eastern has also filed for permission to launch a new trans-Pacific flight linking Vancouver with Nanjing. This could mark the eastern Chinese city’s first connection with Canada and thrice weekly flights could start as early as next month.
This will come at the expense however, of the airline’s Shanghai-Vancouver service, which would be cut from 14 to 11 flights per week. The Nanjing service would also continue onwards to Kunming.
China Eastern carrier plans to deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft on both new routes.