Qantas and China Eastern

Qantas China Eastern Fleet

Two of the world’s leading airlines are making new journeys possible

Our partnership with China Eastern opens up a realm of new travel options between Australia and China and throughout Greater China.

More connections. More possibilities.

Fly from Sydney to Beijing or Sydney to Shanghai with Qantas 5 days a week. Fly from Australia to Shanghai, Wuhan, Kunming, Hangzhou (Beijing) and Nanjing (Beijing) with China Eastern on a Qantas codeshare flight. We also offer Qantas codeshare flights on 19 China Eastern routes within China from Shanghai.

Other benefits include the ability to earn Qantas Points on more flights, shorter transit times, streamlined check-in facilities and access to China Eastern’s lounge facilities in China. 

Find out how you can easily transit between Australia and China and return with these simple steps outlined in the below video.

Travelling to Shanghai China with Qantas partner China Eastern Airways Travelling to Shanghai China with Qantas partner China Eastern Airways


Qantas offers unrivalled gateway options servicing China and beyond through partnering with China Eastern.

We operate direct daily services between Sydney and Beijing as well as Sydney and Shanghai, with evening arrivals in Shanghai and early morning arrivals in Sydney, well suited for corporate travel.

Our partnership with China Eastern provides our customers with the option to travel on Qantas codeshare flights operated by China Eastern between Australia and China. China Eastern operates up to 10 services per week between Sydney and Shanghai, up to 10 services per week between Melbourne and Shanghai, up to 4 services per week between Brisbane and Shanghai, as well as three flights per week Sydney–Nanjing–Beijing, Sydney–Hangzhou–Beijing, Sydney–Kunming and Sydney–Wuhan.

Beyond Shanghai, Qantas customers have seamless access to 19 China Eastern codeshare destinations within Greater China including Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Qingdao, Shenyang, and Xi’an.

Further options for travel to Shanghai include travelling on Qantas from Australia to Singapore and connecting to a Qantas codeshare flight operated by China Eastern (four flights per day, seven days a week).


Qantas operates A330 aircraft (including the newly refurbished A330–300 aircraft) between Australia and China.

China Eastern operate a mix of B777 and A330 aircraft between Australia and China. The B777 aircraft offers First, Business and Economy class and the A330 aircraft offers Business and Economy class.

Frequent Flyer benefits

Be rewarded. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and redeem Qantas Points, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights operated by Qantas and China Eastern with a Qantas flight number between Australia and China.

You can also use your Qantas Points to book available seats on China Eastern flights across the globe using Classic Flight Rewards.

As a Platinum One, Platinum or Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer, when you travel on a Qantas or China Eastern operated flight between Australia and China, be sure to have your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card with you to receive:

Priority Check-in
You can check in at the Qantas or China Eastern Business Class Check-in, regardless of your class of travel. Show your Qantas card at check-in.

Priority Boarding
Enjoy access to the Priority Boarding lane (where available).

Lounge Access between Australia and China
When flying with Qantas and China Eastern between Australia and China, enjoy access for you and one guest to China Eastern International Shanghai Lounge, when you and your guest are flying together with Qantas or China Eastern. Show your Qantas Frequent Flyer card at the lounge.

The China Eastern No 36 VIP Lounge is located in Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It’s a fantastic lounge where you can relax, work and dine prior to departure.

Lounge Access within Greater China
When flying with China Eastern within Greater China enjoy access for you and one guest to China Eastern Lounges throughout Mainland China, when you and your guest are flying together with China Eastern. Show your Qantas card at the lounge.

Find out more about tier benefits.

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Important information

Disclaimer: *Flights subject to operational constraints and aircraft subject to change. Flight schedule correct as at 18 April 2018, flight schedule subject to change.

Disclaimer: #Associated lounges are operated by, or on behalf of, other airlines in selected ports to which Qantas operates. Associated lounges may only be open to Qantas Club members two hours before Qantas departures.

Disclaimer: ~Lounge access eligibility is based on the class of travel, Qantas club membership or the Frequent Flyer Membership tier for your next onward flight.

Disclaimer: ^^Qantas Points and status credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible Qantas or China Eastern flights with that airline's flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. For full details, see terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline.