By booking a business class flight you can be sure that you are going to spend a relaxing and productive flight and arrive well-rested no matter which destination you are flying to.
China Eastern is another major airline that operates business and first class flights to a number of world destinations. It offers you premium quality in-flight and on-ground airline services. It offers you everything you need when flying abroad on business class.
About China Eastern
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (also called China Eastern) is an airline headquartered in the China Eastern Airlines Building. It’s located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai.
China Eastern is one of the “Big Three” airlines (together with Air China and China Southern Airlines) of the People’s Republic of China. The airline operates international, domestic and regional routes. Its main hubs are located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers after China Southern Airlines.
On 21 June 2011 China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of SkyTeam.
China Eastern Airlines was founded on 25 June 1988 under the Civil Aviation Administration of China Huadong Administration.
Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2003. The company slogan is World-Class Hospitality with Eastern Charm.
China Eastern offers premium quality in-flight and on-ground airline services that will definitely make you feel special and pampered. Choosing to fly on the airline’s business class cabin guarantees you an enjoyable flight you won’t forget.
The main business class cabin available on China Eastern’s 777-300ER aircraft fleet and it has a total of 52 business class seats arranged across 11 rows in a 1-2-2 configuration. The business class cabin has also a forward mini-cabin that consists of two rows of business class seats.
The business class seats have a Cirrus-style reverse herringbone layout and feature a comfortable bedding and a number of convenient extras.
The seats have 23.6 inches of width and 75 inches of seat pitch and feature spacious leg room and wide armrests that can be raised for achieving extra privacy. These business class seats can be turned into fully flat beds which is a convenient feature when it comes to long-haul flights.
They are also equipped with storage compartments of different sizes where you can store your belongings in a convenient way during the flight.
Business class passengers flying with China Eastern get complimentary amenities during their flight.
- noise-canceling headphones
- USB power outlets
- built-in 16-inch TV sets with touchscreens
- touchscreen IFE remote controllers
- convenient trays where you can place your laptop, your drink or meal
The TV sets offer you different entertainment options such as a selection of shows and movies to watch during your flight.
The airline’s business class cabin offers passengers a rich menu with delicious meals and refreshing dishes.
The business class menu includes:
- main meals with meat, fish, steamed rice and vegetables, seafood
- fruit selection
- light snacks such as chips
China Eastern Airlines offers China Eastern Lounges in locations all across the territory of China, with an emphasis on PVG and SHA.
The airline’s business class lounges can be accessed by all business and first class passengers flying with the airline and passengers who are members of Eastern Miles Gold and Platinum loyalty programs. All customers of China Eastern Airlines can also access SkyTeam partner operated lounges.
China Eastern is in a partnership with Qantas and for this reason passengers who have an elite flyer status within Qantas can also get access to all of China Eastern’s lounge locations.
China Eastern Business Class Lounge – VIP Lounge No.36
China Eastern flights depart from Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong Airport. First- and business-class passengers on international flights (including to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) could access a dedicated check-in area separate from the rest of the terminal.
Business class passengers flying with this airline can access No.36 VIP Lounge. The lounge serves passengers flying on both regional and long-haul flights.
China Eastern VIP Lounge can be found at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Terminal 1. The airline’s VIP Lounge can also be accessed by Qantas passengers. And members of the Qantas Platinum program can access China Eastern’s first class lounge, which is located next to the entrance of the business class lounge.
This business class offers a large space with plenty of seating for the different types of passengers. You can choose from different comfortable leather seats which are equipped with convenient USB and AC ports and individual lamps. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire lounge.
The lounge consists of two floors and it features floor-to-ceiling windows and it’s designed in such a way, so that all passengers have maximum privacy.
The main lounge space houses a dining area and there is an escalator close to the lounge’s reception that leads to the second floor of the lounge. The 2nd lounge floor is usually a less crowded spot than the 1st floor.
The dining area features comfortable soft leather chairs and tables where you can enjoy a pre-flight meal by choosing from a buffet spread with hot and cold meals.
The buffet zone offers dishes with meat and vegetarian dishes, meals containing:
- grilled meat and fish
- salads with dressing, soups
- sweet and savoury buns
At the buffet you will also find a noodle bar where you can try traditional Chinese-style food.
There are self-service drinks counters where you can prepare your own drink.
The available drinks options are:
- fruit juices
- spirit drinks
- red and white wine
- bottled water
The self-serve counters also offer light snacks such as finger sandwiches, leisure food (dried fruit bars).
China Eastern’s VIP lounge features a large conference room with a capacity of more than 60 seats as well as small meeting rooms. Business class passengers can choose to either use computer terminals or a working bench where you can place your own laptop.
Those business class passengers who don’t want to go to the conference room can use the working benches placed along the dining room’s wall instead.
The lounge offers its guests a variety of convenient amenities and premium quality services that guarantee you a pleasant stay during your layover.
- fast Wi-Fi access
- drinks and light snacks
- full course meals
- shower suites
- TV sets
- internet terminals
The lounge’s ground level features a TV room with plenty of seats for business class travelers.
If you are one of those business class passengers who want to get some rest before boarding their next flight, the upper level of the lounge is the perfect place for you.
It offers plenty of space, a quiet atmosphere and comfortable lounge chairs arranged in rows that allow you to either rest or sleep in a comfortable way. You can also find daybeds at the lounge’s upper level.
The lounge features massage chairs which offer each traveler a great option to unwind before their flight.
This business class lounge also has a buffet with different hot and cold dishes.
The meal options you will find at the buffet area include:
- noodle soups
- steamed vegetables
- salad bar
- finger sandwiches
- desserts such as pastries
The lounge’s bar area offers different drinks such as a selection of:
- other drinks
You will find private shower suites at the lounge’s ground floor.
China Eastern First Class Lounge
China Eastern’s exclusive international first class lounge is located at Shanghai Airport on Terminal 1 and it’s the airline’s flagship lounge.
This first class lounge has a separate first and business class section. The first class section is located at the right of the lounge’s reception desk.
The lounge features beautifully designed interior in an elegant and classic style and different types of seating arranged in a spacious area. A main highway goes through the length of the lounge and a robot butler stands by the entrance which is one of the interesting features of this lounge.
The lounge’s seats are arranged in different configurations- couches in an L shape, groups of chairs.
Another feature of the lounge are relaxation rooms where each first class traveler can unwind in a comfortable way. Each relaxation room features a reclining leather chair, a desk and a small table. Some of the rooms have massage chairs.
The lounge offers a spacious bar offering a wide selection of:
- liquor and other alcoholic drinks
- fruit juice
- soft drinks
At the lounge’s main dining area you can enjoy a rich menu of exquisite dishes and a rich buffet spread. This area consists of two main buffets and its tables are arranged along a booth.
The buffet spread includes main meals with:
- fresh fruit
- light snacks (finger sandwiches, nuts)
- chocolate rolls
- cinnamon buns
This first class lounge also offers shower suites with shower essential products.