China Eastern’s entry into the SkyTeam alliance will bring closer cooperation between two of the biggest airlines in China, lifting the chances of industry consolidation there while eliminating Oneworld’s hope of embracing a top-three mainland carrier. Taiwan’s China Airlines will also enter SkyTeam, say executives from carriers involved in the negotiations. With the addition of China Eastern, SkyTeam will advance from its already strong presence in China to a position of covering ...


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