China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai Pudong to Amsterdam
On 23 June China Eastern Airlines operated its first service from Shanghai Pudong to Prague. Celebrating on the apron at Prague Airport were: Jaroslav Tvrdík, President of the Czech China Chamber of Collaboration; Bohuslav Sobotka, The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Liu Shaoyong, President of China Eastern Air Holding Company; and Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Czech Aeroholding. There was also a ribbon cutting ceremony which included Ma Keqing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the Czech Republic.
On 26 June China Eastern Airlines operated its first service from Shanghai Pudong to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. Cutting the celebratory ribbon to mark the event were: Jos Nijhuis, CEO, Schiphol Group; Perry Cantarutti, CEO, SkyTeam; Wu Ken, Ambassador of China in the Netherlands; Xu Zhao, CFO, China Eastern Airlines; Jos Vranken, GM NBTC Holland Marketing; and Dong Bo, CMO, China Eastern Airlines.
- China Eastern Airlines added no fewer than three new European routes from its Shanghai Pudong (PVG) base during the last week. The SkyTeam carrier already serves Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Paris CDG and Rome Fiumicino with a total of 39 weekly flights. Between 21 June and 27 June the Chinese carrier added Amsterdam (AMS), Prague (PRG) and St. Petersburg (LED). All three are home to fellow SkyTeam alliance members KLM, Czech Airlines and Aeroflot respectively. All the new routes will initially be served with between two and four weekly frequencies and the only competition comes from KLM on the Amsterdam route. A fourth new European service to Madrid begins on 28 June. See how Amsterdam and Prague’s FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
||Shangai Pudong (PVG)
||St. Petersburg (LED)
|Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 28 June 2016.