China-bound academy squad will travel in style to Gothia Cup tournament

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The 35-strong party of players and coaching staff will travel in style to represent the Ricki Herbert Football Academy at August’s Gothia Cup tournament in China.

Academy founder Ricki Herbert said he was delighted to find an airline capable of enabling the entire touring party to travel as a single group when they depart from Auckland on August 8.

“China Eastern Airlines have been most accommodating and we’re grateful that they will help our players get to the tournament together,” he said.

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About China Eastern Airlines

As a member of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance, China Eastern Airlines has extended its flight network from its core hub Shanghai to 1074 cities in 177 countries worldwide.

It serves more than 110 million travellers annually and ranks 7th globally in passenger volume.

Frequent Flyer of Eastern Miles are privileged with 600+ lounges worldwide within 20 SkyTeam member airlines.

CEA’s modern fleet of more than 650 aircraft includes 75 wide-body aircraft with inflight Wi-Fi capability, the most of any Chinese carrier.

CEA was not only the first Chinese carrier to offer inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, but also the first to allow passengers to use Mobile phones and portable electronic devices with flight-mode on during the whole flight.

CEA’s fleet is one of the youngest in the world with an average aircraft age of less than 5.39 years.

China Eastern is committed to creating a wonderful travel experience for passengers around the world with outstanding service.

In recent years, CEA has won accolades at home and abroad for operational quality, service excellence and corporate social responsibility.

China Eastern recently received the Diamond Flight Safety Award from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the highest honor of its kind in China. CEA also earned a spot in WPP’s Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands for six consecutive years and was nominated for the Global Brand Value 500 Award by Brand Finance for three years in a row.