Turkish juice to refresh China Eastern passengers

Yang Jian
In addition to its deal with Turkey's DiMES, the Shanghai-based carrier also inked agreements with IT company SITA, Honeywell, Airbus and International Aero Engines.
Yang Jian
Turkish juice to refresh China Eastern passengers
Ti Gong

A China Eastern official signs an agreement with an Airbus representative, marking just one deal inked by the carrier at the second China International Import Expo.

China Eastern Airlines has signed 14 agreements with suppliers from nine countries and regions at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE).

The deals exceed the total number signed by the carrier during the first CIIE last year, and include imported products and services related to aircraft engines and maintenance, aviation fuel, on-board meals, pilot training and Internet services, the airline said.

The overseas suppliers include the juice brand DiMES from Turkey, multinational information technology company SITA, Honeywell, Airbus, International Aero Engines, Oxford Aviation Academy and jet engine manufacturer CFM International.

China Eastern is focused more on cooperation with nations and companies along the Belt and Road during this year's CIIE, the Shanghai-based carrier said.

The agreement with DiMES marks the first collaboration between the Turkish brand and a Chinese airline. Its freshly squeezed orange juice will be supplied to passengers on China Eastern flights soon, the airline said.

China Eastern is operating a fleet of over 750 aircraft which service about 3,000 daily flights. It is the world's seventh-largest airline with a network to 1,150 destinations in 175 countries and regions. The carrier transports 130 million passengers annually.

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