China Eastern's 1st CIIE-themed airplane flies overnight to Paris

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has announced its first CIIE-themed airplane flew from Shanghai to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport on July 4, the company said.

The flight, carrying 245 passengers, was the airplane´s first overseas flight.

The plane, jointly launched by the CIIE bureau and CEA, is an international long-range flagship model with new type of passenger service system, Boeing 777-300ER. Painted patterns include mascot panda Jin Bao of the China International Import Expo (CIIE).

The third CIIE will be held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10, 2020. As the largest main base airline in Shanghai and one of the world´s top 10 airlines, CEA has signed up as core supporting company and designated air carrier for the expo, playing multi-roles of sponsor, carrier, purchaser, service provider, etc. at the same time.