In addition to proposed Europe routes, China's aviation regulator also received applications for another three new routes to Japan and Korea.
In its regional expansion plan, China Eastern would also be looking for strategic cooperation, joint ventures and equity investment.
This move will improve the air carrier's debt structure and streamline its fleets.
The Airbus A320 FALA in Tianjin is now capable of conducting the final assembly of the A320 family single-aisle airplanes, including the latest model A320neo.
Last year set a record for tourism: 78.6 million foreign travelers came to the United States in 2018. But following that banner year, tourism is now in a slump.
This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta (3m customers p.a.), and access non-EU markets (North Africa) from Malta.
With a fleet of around 1,750 Airbus jets, China is the Netherlands-based planemaker's largest commercial market worldwide.
The discussions center on about 100 twin-aisle jets: 787 Dreamliners as well as 777X planes, the newest long-range aircraft in Boeing’s lineup.
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