About China Eastern

Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is among China’s three major airlines. China Eastern operates a modern fleet, which is one of the youngest among major airlines worldwide. China Eastern operates 111 domestic and overseas branches across the globe.


Watch this space. Flying Club members will be able to earn and spend points with China Eastern at a later date.


Members can enjoy benefits including priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, SkyPriority airport services and more. 

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Mutually rewarding benefits


Flying Club members can enjoy various perks when flying with SkyTeam airlines like earning Virgin Points. SkyTeam airlines also offer SkyPriority services to Flying Club Gold members and anyone flying in First Class or Business Class.

Flying with China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines contributes to your Flying Club status, so you can progress through the tiers faster, unlocking more benefits along the way. The number of Tier Points earned depends on the cabin, booking class and distance you fly.

For flights marketed by China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines with a flight number starting with MU or FM you will earn the following: 

Cabin Booking Class Flight distance under 2,000 miles Flight distance 2,000 miles and over
First Class F 40 100
Business Plus U 30 75
Business C, D, Q, I 30 75
Premium Economy W, P 20 50
Economy Y, B, M, E 10 25
Economy K, L, N, R, S, V 10 25
Economy H 10 25
Economy T, G, Z 10 25

Flying with China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines will earn you Virgin Points, which you can redeem on Virgin Atlantic or any other SkyTeam member airline. You'll earn a percentage of the miles you have flown depending on the cabin and booking class you are flying in.

For flights marketed by China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines with a flight number starting with MU or FM you will earn the following: 

Cabin Booking class Virgin Points earned
First F 150%
Business Plus U 150%
Business  C, D, Q, I  125%
Premium Economy W, P 110%
Economy Y, B, M, E 100%
K, L, N, R, S, V 50%
Economy H 40%
Economy T, G, Z 25%

Virgin Points bonus for Silver and Gold members

If you’re a Flying Club Silver or Gold member you’ll earn bonus Virgin Points whenever you fly with Virgin Atlantic or any SkyTeam member airline. This tier bonus is in addition to the standard Virgin Points you’ll earn based on the distance and cabin you fly, boosting your balance to bring your closer to your next reward.

Red Silver Gold
Standard Virgin Points 30% bonus 60% bonus

Watch this space, Flying Club members will be able to spend points with China Eastern at a later date.


Flying Club Gold members can enjoy complimentary access to 750+ Lounges Worldwide | SkyTeam lounges when flying internationally in any cabin.


Flying Club Red and Silver members can access Skyteam member airline lounges when flying in Business or First Class with a SkyTeam member airline.




Destinations we can connect you to


Our most popular destinations, more often

Our partnership with China Eastern Airline allows us to connect you to a wide range of locations within China, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, as well as major destinations within Australia, UAE, Europe and North America

You can connect with Virgin Atlantic at China Eastern's base in Shanghai


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Earning Virgin Points & Tier Points

To earn Virgin Points and Tier Points on China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines flights, add your Flying Club membership number in your booking whether you book via Virgin Atlantic, China Eastern or a third party.

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Earning Points:

  • If you are a member of both Flying Club and a partner programme, points can only be accrued to one frequent flyer programme and cannot be transferred between airlines. 

  • Points accrual begins from the effective date of partnership between Virgin Atlantic and partner airlines, and any flights taken prior to the effective date are not eligible for accrual. 

  • Points may be earned on China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines marketed/operated flights and points will be issued to Flying Club members when travelling in the classes listed.

  • If you fly on a China Eastern or Shanghai Airlines operated flight marketed by any other SkyTeam member airline (including Virgin Atlantic), you will earn as per the marketing airline. 

  • Points will not be earned for travel in any other class not listed above 

  • No points are earned on Reward Flights. 

  • Points accrual rates and Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice according to partner airline’s policy and circumstances. 

  • Partner airlines’ codeshare flights may not be eligible for mileage accrual depending on the actual operating airline.  Points are not applicable on a SkyTeam marketed flight operated by an airline not within the SkyTeam alliance.

  • Additional points will not be earned for bookings that are subsequently upgraded to a higher class whereby an additional fare difference is paid. 


Full partner terms and conditions


Missing Points:

When claiming points please keep all copies of your original tickets/e-tickets and boarding passes until the correct amount of points appear on your account. If the points do not show on your account within six weeks, please contact us to claim them back.