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Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China Eastern Launches Shanghai Service

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern using an Airbus A330-200 between Gatwick and the Chinese metropolis. The additional service to Gatwick provides over 70,000 seats and over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity in both directions per…