China Eastern Airways will launch nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare and Shanghai on March 18. 

O’Hare will become the fifth U.S. destination for China Eastern, the second-largest carrier in China. The airline also serves New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco.

China Eastern will compete against United’s daily service on the route and American’s weekend-only service.

Travelers will have access to China Eastern’s network of 156 connecting routes within China from Shanghai as well as 50 connecting routes to other Asian destinations.

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