On Tuesday, 11 December, China Eastern Airlines began flights between Xian, China
Xi’an-Madrid flights will operate twice weekly in addition to two weekly services between Shanghai and Madrid, totaling
Since China Eastern’s launch to Spain in June 2016, the carrier has expanded its name and reputation in the region. The new service will connect Spain to the China Eastern’s rapidly expanding sixth hub.
“With this new
“China Eastern has been expanding in Europe for a long time and its expansion into Spain in 2016 was part of it. In
AeronauticsOnline had the opportunity to speak with one of China Eastern’s Spanish flight attendants, who are based in Shanghai. We asked how Jorge, one of the attendants, likes working at China Eastern.
“With the Spanish crew we fly between Spain and Shanghai and assist the Spanish passengers aboard these flights which make up 10-15% of the passengers aboard each flight,” Jorge said. “We were all hired half a year ago and underwent training in China for 6 months. Some of us have been able to learn Chinese and all of us truly enjoy the job since joining. We also operate some other flights to Europe as we are a big amount of foreign staff so you could see us also aboard China Eastern’s flights to Italy”.
In other recent news, China Eastern received its first A350-900 from Airbus. The aircraft started operations between Shanghai and Beijing on December 4th.
AeronauticsOnline would like to thank China Eastern for the opportunity to cover this historic event in the ever expanding Europe to China market.
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