China's Big Three Airlines Take Delivery Of Domestically Made ARJ21 Aircraft
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June 28, 2020 - by Reporting by Stella Qiu in Beijing, Emily Chow and Samuel Shen in Shanghai; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore for www.reuters.com
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's three biggest state-owned airlines on Sunday took delivery of their first ARJ21 aircraft, a short haul 90-seater aircraft made by state-run Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).
COMAC said in a statement on Sunday that Air China Ltd (601111.SS), China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (600115.SS) and China Southern Airlines Co Ltd (600029.SS) had received the aircraft, which has a 90-seat capacity, and would each take delivery of three ARJ21 aircraft this year.
Last August, the three carriers announced on the same day deals to each purchase 35 ARJ21-700 regional jets from COMAC, with...
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