SHANGHAI, June 04, 2024 — China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first aircraft from an additional order of 100 C919 jets placed last year, with flight number B-919G. The Chinese-developed jetliner recently marked its one year of commercial operations.

With this delivery, China Eastern’s C919 fleet increases to six aircraft. The airline was the first global buyer of the plane.

China Eastern operated the maiden flight of the C919 on May 28, 2023, and has operated multiple routes with five C919 jets over the past year. The delivery of the new C919 jet will mark another breakthrough.

This signifies the full-fledged acceleration of large-scale commercial operations of the C919 with sizeable fleets.

China Eastern will launch a charter flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai with a C919 jet on June 1 this year, which is expected to carry Hong Kong university students traveling to Shanghai for an exchange program.

As the delivery of this 100-aircraft order commences, China Eastern’s C919 fleet will expand. It is expected that by the end of 2024, the fleet will reach 10 aircraft, with more routes being added to its network.

It is believed that the fleet will make steady strides to improve flight brand and profitability while securing safe, world-class flight.

Source: China Eastern Airlines

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