GET TO KNOW: China Eastern Airlines

Have you ever flown with China Eastern Airlines?

Did you know that they’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer airline partner and codeshare partner?

An Airbus A350 in China Eastern livery.

Get to know them a little better here.


China Eastern operates 10 weekly non-stop Airbus A350 services from Sydney to Shanghai Pudong Airport. In addition, the airline operates 7 weekly codeshare services with Qantas.

Into Beijing, the airline operates 3 weekly services via Hangzhou, 3 via Nanjing, as well as 5 weekly codeshares on Qantas.

To Xian, China Eastern operates 3 weekly services via Wuhan

The airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is already operating services between Melbourne and Shanghai, and commences Sydney–Shanghai services from 27 October 2019.

A China Eastern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


China Eastern operates 10 weekly direct, non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner services into Shanghai Pudong.


China Eastern operates 4 weekly direct, non-stop Airbus A330 services into Shanghai Pudong.

Shanghai skyline.


China Eastern’s European network includes:

  • London Heathrow
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Budapest
  • Rome
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Stockholm
  • Prague
  • Madrid

Economy Class: $1112 ex Sydney return
Premium Economy: $3657 ex Sydney return
Business Class: $4807 ex Sydney return

Fares were correct at 17 July 2019, but are subject to change and availability. Business Class was priced using a departure date of 04NOV19; Premium Economy and Economy Class fares were priced using a departure date of 29AUG19.

The airline’s key codeshare partner in Europe is Air France KLM.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners


  • The first 4 private suites, complete with closing doors
  • Larger (32 inch) LCD TV screen along with the lengthier cabin
  • Direct and uninterrupted aisle access
  • Seat can stretch to a fully-flat bed
  • Convert the middle seats into ad-hoc meeting room
  • Seatbelt equipped companion bench
  • HPUSB & AC Power
  • Mini bar
  • Amenities Kit
  • Complimentary WIFI


  • 1-2-1 seat configuration
  • Uninterrupted aisle access for every guest
  • XL suites complete with closing doors
  • 18 inch HD touch screen display
  • Fully flat bed (196cm)
  • HPUSB & AC Power
  • Mini bar
  • Amenities Kit
  • Complimentary WIFI


  • Separate cabin
  • Extra space for leg rest
  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • 2-3-2 configuration with 28 seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Seats pitch 38 inch, width 19 inch, recline 7 inch
  • 13 inch high definition touched screen
  • Individual AC+USB power
  • Amenities kit & Slippers provided

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is delighted to offer complimentary Limousine transfers from/to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane Airport and from/to Shanghai Pudong Airport or Beijing Capital International Airport to eligible First and Business class passengers whom purchased tickets in Australia.

Australian citizens normally need a pre-arranged visa to enter China, but the country’s Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program allows foreigners to enter the country for up to six days visa-free, provided their travel plans meet certain requirements like having a valid onward ticket to another country.

  • Stay up to 144 Hours
  • Available in Shanghai, Nanjing & Hangzhou
  • Entry through Shanghai, and exit through Hangzhou or Nanjing is permitted
  • Applies to entries by air, exit by cruise
  • Eligible for passport holders from more than 50 countries including Australia and New Zealand.
  • Stays in China on the TWOV program are permitted in both directions

For more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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