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Perth Airport Welcomes China Eastern Airlines Flights

China Eastern Airlines has launched a new seasonal service from Perth Airport. It will connect Western Australia with mainland China over the Chinese New Year holiday.

A Four Week Seasonal Trial

The four-week seasonal trial involves three weekly non-stop flights between Perth and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The service will be available between 19 January and 17 February 2024. Flights MU7389 and MU7390 operate on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, arriving at Perth Airport at 10:00 am and departing at 12:30 pm.

Flying on China Eastern Airline’s A330-200

China Eastern Airlines operates its Shanghai-Perth service on an A330-200 with 232 seats onboard. The seat map referenced in the airline’s reservation system shows a two-class configuration with 30 business-class seats.

Airbus A330-200 seat map China Eastern Airlines

Great Potential for Business and Tourism

The service followed negotiations in partnership with Tourism WA and the State Government.

“Fresh produce, business, and leisure tourism are all key export focus areas. A direct link between Shanghai and Perth will undoubtedly further connect Western Australia and benefit the entire economy,” said Perth Airport Chief Operating Officer Scott Woodward. “It also offers great potential for both tourism and business in Western Australia. We look forward to building a strong partnership with China Eastern Airlines to ensure the trial’s success and hopefully see the airline operate a year-round service at Perth Airport.”

“Shanghai is just 10 hours away on this non-stop flight from Perth, providing the perfect opportunity to experience the traditionally flamboyant and colorful celebration of Chinese New Year,” Woodward continued. “As well as providing Western Australians with the chance to experience Shanghai, Perth Airport, in partnership with the State government and Tourism WA, is working hard to build the profile of Perth and Western Australia as a destination for Chinese visitors.”

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