China Eastern to build crew training base in Kunming

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China Eastern Airlines has inked an agreement with China's Yunnan provincial government to jointly build a flight simulator training base in Kunming.

"Several hundred million yuan" will be invested in the project, which will be located in Kunming's economic and technological development zone.

The base will be equipped with Boeing flight simulators and safety training facilities for its pilots and cabin crew, says the SkyTeam carrier.

As part its plans, China Eastern will increase the number of aircraft based in the province to 51 and operate up to 105 routes in and out of Kunming.