China Eastern to hit 100 million passenger mark
China Eastern Airlines is to break 100 million annual passengers mark for first time in history, ending the year with record operating revenue.
China Eastern Airlines expected it will break 100 million annual passengers for the first time in its history, ending the year 2016 with record operating revenue and its eighth consecutive year of profitability.
The SkyTeam carrier will achieve a total turnover of 19.7 billion tonnes kilometers in 2016, up 10.5% YoY. It also forecasted an 8.2% increase in passenger volume to 101.4 million.
Notably, China Eastern has deployed 4.17% more capacity on international routes, adding nine overseas gateways and increasing frequencies of 25 international routes. Specifically, the airline also added 62.3%, 25.5% and 39.5% more capacity on international routes to North America, Europe and Australia.
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