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China Eastern adds flights for holiday period
9/1/2006 16:42

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines, the country's third largest carrier, will operate a total of 726 extra flights during the Spring Festival peak period, with 158 being international, 530 Mainland and 38 Hong Kong and Macau flights.
The additional flights are mainly for such tourist destinations as China's Yunnan Province and South East Asian countries.
"Thanks to our great increase in capacity of recent years, our normal flight-load can roughly meet the demand for the Spring Festival peak travel period. So we add only a few flights before the holiday, when migrant workers and students form a major part of the passengers, while most of our added and chartered flights will be operated after the holiday to meet the growing demand by tourists," explained a spokesman with the planning department of China Eastern Airlines.