China Eastern has launched a partnership with the China Railway Group to open air-rail bookings through their respective apps.
The joint venture will allow for domestic rail transfers following flights to Shanghai Hongquiao Airport via the Hongqiao Railway Station. Travelers could book rail trips along with their air tickets to connect to neighboring cities in the Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui provinces.
Bookings can be done via the China Eastern Airlines or China 12306 Railway apps.
Plans are for the services to be expanded to other domestic air hubs such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province as well as Chengdu in Sichuan Province.