China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 is an airline headquartered in the China Eastern Airlines Building, on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai.
It is one of the “Big Three” airlines (alongside Air China and China Southern Airlines) of the People’s Republic of China, operating international, domestic and regional routes. Hongqiao airport, along with the larger Shanghai Pudong International Airport, are China Eastern’s main hubs, with secondary hubs in Beijing Daxing, Kuming, and Xi’an.[
China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers after China Southern Airlines. China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of SkyTeam on 21 June 2011.
The parent company of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is China Eastern Air Holding Company.
China Eastern Airlines Crash: How Did China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Happen?
A Boeing 737 operated by China Eastern Airlines with 132 people on board crashed on Monday in Guangxi, China. Rescue teams were searching for survivors at the site of the crash, in Teng County, Wuzhou, Guangxi, local media reported.
Nine crew members and 123 passengers were on board, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement. The crash reportedly started a mountainside fire.