China Eastern

China Eastern, also known as China Eastern Airlines, is China’s second largest airline based in Shanghai, China. From its two main operating hubs at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the airline provides flights to over 200 destinations around the globe with a particular emphasis on destinations in Asia, North America and Australia. China Eastern also operates flights to and from Dubai International Airport. Founded in 1988, China Eastern merged with Shanghai Airlines in 2009 and is a member of the SkyTeam alliance.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with China Eastern

How to Check in

China Eastern passengers are able to check-in to flights at your own convenience online or at the airport. Passengers are able to check-in online up to one hour before departure times and also have the option to select a preferred seat. Additionally, passengers are issued with a boarding pass which can be printed out in order to save time at the airport. Failing this, there is always the option to check-in at a China Eastern counter at the airport.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Travelers on board China Eastern flights are entitled to bring baggage to check-in as part of the fare, although how much you are allowed to check-in will depend on your destination and flight class. For those flying to and from Dubai, Economy Class passengers are able to bring two items up to 23kg each, while those in Economy Extra and Business Class can check-in two items up to 32kg each. First Class passengers are afforded additional allowances with three items up to 32kg permitted. Overweight baggage will incur an additional fee of 530AED* per piece. Members of Eastern Miles and SkyTeam Elite are entitled to additional baggage to check-in.


China Eastern offers a regular Economy Class alongside Economy Extra, Business Class and First Class for those looking for a superior flying experience. Passengers are able to select a preferred seat before boarding flights. Economy Class passengers are afforded ample legroom with a seat pitch of 31-33 inches, while those in Business Class can stretch out with a seat pitch of 58-78 inches, although on narrowbody jets this is reduced to 36 inches. First Class passengers can relax in an open suite design with a seat pitch of 79 inches.

On Board Service

All passengers on board international China Eastern flights are served delicious meals and beverages to stay refreshed during flights. The on-board meal service offers a unique fusion of Chinese and Western culinary favorites alongside fruit and snacks. Those in Business Class and First Class can look forward to world-class food and a personalized service during the flight.

Booking Fees

Travelers booking flights with China Eastern will not be subject to any hidden fees or charges.

* These prices are converted from CNY to AED and correct as of February 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.