terça-feira, 7 de junho de 2016

Chengdu Airlines to Operate First ARJ21 Commercial Flight on June 28 - Source

China's homegrown regional jet, ARJ21-700, is set to make its first commercial flight from Chengdu to Shanghai Hongqiao on June 28, two month later than planned.

Chengdu Airlines, the launch customer of ARJ21 regional jet, planned to ferry passengers from its home base in Southwest China to commercial hub Shanghai on Feb. 28, but has yet to do so.

According to a source familiar with the matter, Chengdu Airlines will operate the very first ARJ21 revenue flight on June 28.

Flight EU6679 is scheduled to depart from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 9:10 a.m. and land at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airportat 11:50 a.m.; with the return flight EU6680 leaving Shanghai at 1:10 p.m. and reach Chengdu at 4:25 p.m.

As the launch customer of the ARJ21, the Chengdu-based carrier received the first of 30 ARJ21-700 aircraft, Registration B-3321, from Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) on November 29, 2015.

Chengdu Airlines plans to fly them on regional routes between Chengdu and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, Nanjing in Jiangsu Province as well as other central and western Chinese cities.

The airline, however, has not started selling tickets for the maiden flight. The schedule is still subject to change

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