China Eastern adds more business class flights to Vancouver
China Eastern Airline has doubled its daily service to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). China’s major airline has increased the number of its flight between Shanghai Pudong International (PVG) and YVR from one to two.
The airline will use the services of Airbus 330-200 aircraft. This aircraft is fitted with comfort-optimized configuration and will comprise 30 business class seats.
Craig Richmond, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority lauded the airline for its extended service into Canada. He said that YVR will play a pivotal role as the gateway airport connecting Canada with China. He further added that their continuous investment in the airport’s infrastructure will benefit the passengers from the connections between the two destinations.
The newly launched service makes YVR as an important airport in North America that operates most carriers, destinations and frequencies, 75 every week, to Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
Margaret Meng, China Eastern Airlines Canada’s General Manager said the airline is delighted to offer more business class tickets between Vancouver and Shanghai. She further added that they expect to connect up to 204,000 travelers in the current year. She divulged that the airline has also invested in revamping its in flight services and redesigning the cabin crew uniforms.
China Eastern Airline is China’s second largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic. It operates out of its hubs at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The airline also has secondary hubs at Kunming Changshui International Airport and Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.