Hainan Airlines to Buy 100 China-Made Jets From Comac
Chen Shanshan
DATE:  Apr 28 2023
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
Hainan Airlines to Buy 100 China-Made Jets From Comac Hainan Airlines to Buy 100 China-Made Jets From Comac

(Yicai Global) April 28 -- Hainan Airlines Group has inked a deal to purchase 100 China-made planes from Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, which is also known as Comac.

Urumqi Air and Suparna Airlines, carriers under Hainan Airlines Holding and with fleets mainly of Boeing jets, plan to buy 30 C919 planes each, the Haikou-based group announced yesterday. The parent company will also purchase 40 ARJ21 planes, Yicai Global learned.

Suparna Airlines should be regarded as Hainan Airlines' testing ground for C919s to support the Chinese wide-body aircraft, Fang Wei, chairman of Liaoning Fangda Group Industrial, Hainan Airlines Holding's actual controller, said last October.

The C919, China's first self-developed large passenger plane, has 158 to 168 seats and can travel between 4,075 and 5,555 kilometers.

China Eastern Airlines received the first-ever C919 late last year, become the first carrier to operate the aircraft. Thirty-two customers had ordered 1,035 C919 jets as of 2022, according to data disclosed by the Shanghai government.

The ARJ21, or Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is also made in the country and has 90 seats and a cruising range of about 3,700 km.

Shanghai-based Comac delivered its 100th ARJ21 on Dec. 29. The first went to Indonesia's Transnusa Airlines earlier that same month, making it the jet's first overseas market.

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