Eastern Airlines to fly C919 on routes connecting Shanghai with Qingdao and other major cities
Web Editor:International Daily
QINGDAO – Eastern Airlines said it plans to fly the aircraft C919, China's first large passenger plane, on domestic routes connecting Shanghai with Qingdao and other major cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen, and Wuhan.
In March 2021, China Eastern Airlines, one of the country's largest airlines headquartered in Shanghai, signed a contract to buy five C919 jetliners, the first commercial deal for the plane.
The C919 has 158 to 168 seats, a standard range of 4,075 kilometers and a maximum range of 5,555 kilometers.
American aircraft manufacturer Boeing and France-based Airbus have long been the so-called duopoly in the commercial airliner business worth trillions of dollars.
The C919, part of China's goal to develop homemade civil aircraft, hopes to compete with medium-range passenger planes, such as the A320 from Airbus and Boeing's 737 MAX, from the two global giants.