China Eastern, it’s a name you should get familiar with. Why? Well, it has a little something to do with their schmick new planes, strong safety rating and Agent tick of approval.

China Eastern should also be on your radar as they are currently running a fab Agent incentive with their airline partner Qantas.  Enter before the 28th of November to be in the running for two return tickets to Shanghai or Beijing.



Don’t know much about China Eastern? Here are 5 reasons this global Sky Team carrier is at the forefront of Chinese airlines right now.


1. They have a strong safety rating


As a partner of Qantas, you know China Eastern has to be all over it when it comes to safety.

China Eastern’s safety rating on is a perfect 7/7.

It carries nearly 70 million travellers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. This means they deliver millions of passengers safely to and from home each year.

2. They use modern aircraft

Here is a fun fact, China Eastern Airlines was the first Chinese airline to place an order with Airbus!

On flights from Australia to China they using a mix of modern Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 aircraft.

3. They have a FREE limousine service


Here is something many people might not be up on: China Eastern has a FREE limousine service for its Business Class and First Class flyers. NICE.

The service is free for the first 35km from Sydney Airport, 45km from Melbourne Airport, 40km from Brisbane Airport, 60km from Beijing Airport and 100km from Shanghai Airport.

Guests who want to book the limousine for travel outside the radius listed can pay a small extra fee for extra distance.

4. They have a great relationship with Qantas


Our much-loved Flying Roo codeshares on over 50 flights a week between Australia and China.

Qantas codeshares flights to 19 China Eastern destinations within China and China Eastern code shares on 34 domestic Australia markets.

This means that both Qantas and China Eastern offer each other’s top-tier loyalty members to access priority check-in, lounges and priority boarding. SCORE!

5. They know how to impress Travel Agents

Qantas and China Eastern recently hosted a ‘Best of China’ Agent Development Day and Agents were pretty pleased with what they saw.

“The plane walkover was invaluable,” one Agent told KARRYON.

“I had put MU into the same category as other Chinese airlines that I had flown before…”

“Their product offering was excellent and now have no hesitation in selling the partnership”

“I loved it. was an amazing learning experience can’t wait for others. Everything about this day was relevant and definitely helpful”.

Agents who wouldn’t mind a trip to China themselves are in luck because Qantas and China Eastern are actually giving Agents the chance to WIN return flights to China right now plus bonus prizes, click here for more information.



Enter before the 28th of November to be in the running for two return tickets to Shanghai or Beijing.

Step One: Ensure you’re registered to the  Qantas Learning Hub.

Step Two: Sell any ticket from Australia to China on Qantas or China Eastern and include the ticket number in the competition entry form.

Step Three (Optional): Tell us in 50 words or less “Why would you recommend the Qantas/China Eastern partnership to your customers?’’





Have you flown China Eastern? What was your experience like?