China Eastern launches two international routes

8 Nov 2013

China Eastern has begun flying from Chengdu to Bangkok daily, while the Nanchang-Nanning-Singapore service is operating three times a week. The A320, with 158 seats, will be used on both routes, offering eight business seats in a 2-2 configuration and 150 economy ones in 3-3.


The service departs Chengdu at 1705 and arrives in Bangkok at 1930. The return leg leaves Thailand at 2030 and lands in China at 2355.

Besides being famous as home of the panda, Chengdu is also making its mark on the global map because of its logistics, commerce, science and technology, as well as being a hub of transportation and communication. There is also an active finance sector, with global institutions such HSBC, Citigroup, BNP Paribas and JPMorgan Chase having set up operations here. Click here for an Inside China Chengdu article from Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s November issue.


The service departs Nanchang every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0810 to reach Nanning at 0940, and it leaves again at 1030 to touch down in Singapore at 1400. The return leg leaves Singapore at 1500 to arrive in Nanning at 1830, and departs at 1920 to land in Nanchang at 2050.

Nanning has many parks with lush tropical greenery, earning it a reputation as "Green City". The city is surrounded by fertile agricultural region, producing subtropical fruits and sugarcane. It also has industries like food processing, flour milling, sugar refining, meatpacking, and leather manufacturing. Nanning has also been a centre for printing and paper production. Guilin High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Nanning Economic & Technological Development Area are two of the important industrial zones in the city.

Nanchang also has connections with Singapore via Nanjing and Shanghai.

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Valerian Ho

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