China Eastern Airlines recently announced it will be increasing its flights to New York from Shanghai by the end of this year. The Shanghai-based airline will be launching its additional second daily service on the trans-Pacific route.
Media reports said that the airline will start operating its second daily flights between Shanghai and New York starting from December 12, 2015. The new service will be operated in the evening from Shanghai’s Puding International Airport. It will complement the airline’s existing daily service being conducted at 11:30 hours.
The second daily service will depart from Shanghai at 19:30 hours and arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 22:00 hours. The return flight will make its departure from New York JFK at 01:00 hours and arrive in Shanghai at 05:20 hours next day.
China Eastern Airlines will deploy a 316-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to operate both the daily services. The new aircraft will be prominently featuring the airline’s new livery and cabin products. The aircraft is configured in three classes. The customers travelling in first class would be offered six private suites. Those travelling in business class would be provided 52 flat-bed seats, while the economy class cabin will have a total of 258 seats for accommodating the passengers.
Meanwhile, China Eastern Airlines launched a new year-round flight services between Auckland and Shanghai. The inaugural flight arrived at Auckland from Shanghai on September 26, 2015. The flights will be operated four times per week until January 2016, after which it will become a daily service.