ARJ21 regional jet to use Pudong airport

Yang Jian
China's domestically developed regional jet ARJ21 will begin operating commercial flights to and from Pudong airport for the first time on Saturday.
Yang Jian

China's domestically developed ARJ21 regional jet will operate commercial flights to and from the Pudong International Airport for the first time from Saturday.

A Jiangxi Air ARJ21 will fly between Shanghai and Nanchang in east China's Jiangxi Province every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flight RY6677 will take off from Nanchang at 10:10am and land at Pudong at noon. Flight RY6678, the return flight, will take off at 1:05pm and land in Nanchang at 2:50pm. A one-way ticket on Saturday costs 390 yuan (US$55).

Jiangxi Air took delivery its first ARJ21 on January 19 at Nanchang Yaohu Airport from manufacturer, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). To date, COMAC has delivered a total of 23 ARJ21s.

The aircraft link nearly 40 cities at home and abroad, beginning their first regular international duties between northeast China and east Russia with Chengdu Airlines in October last year.

The ARJ21 is China's first turbo-fan regional passenger jetliner. It was put into commercial service in June 2016.

The plane has a range of up to 3,700 kilometers. It acquired certification in December 2014 and completed its maiden flight in June 2016. Mass production began in September 2017.

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