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Friday, July 10 2020 - 21:24
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The World's First CIIE-themed Airplane Launched by CEA Flew to Paris for its First Overseas Flight
SHANGHAI, July 10, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

At 5:36 on July 4, local time, the world's first CIIE-themed airplane flew from 
Shanghai to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport, performing the 
airplane's first overseas flight with 245 passengers.

The plane, jointly launched by the CIIE bureau and China Eastern Airlines 
(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. 

The Expo is the world's first national exhibition with the theme of imports. 
The cumulative intended turnover of transactions during the second Expo in 
November 2019 reached US$71.13 billion, an increase of 23% over the first. More 
than 3,800 enterprises participated in the expo and more than 500,000 buyers 
attended to discuss purchases.

Source: China Eastern Airlines

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