China Eastern has grounded all its 737-800 flights. Photo: Bloomberg
China Eastern has grounded all its 737-800 flights. Photo: Bloomberg
Aviation

China Eastern Airlines crash heaps pressure on aviation sector already struggling under weight of pandemic

  • The crash of flight MU5735 piles on the woes for an industry that’s still struggling with US$31 billion of losses from a pandemic-led slump
  • Scrutiny of airlines’ safety controls – already among the strictest in the world – is certain to increase, bringing additional costs for carriers

China Eastern has grounded all its 737-800 flights. Photo: Bloomberg
China Eastern has grounded all its 737-800 flights. Photo: Bloomberg
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