SHANGHAI, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, received its third ARJ21 regional jetliner on Friday, according to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), the plane's developer.
Sporting the registration number of B-650K, the ARJ21 aircraft conducted a ferry flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and landed at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
COMAC has now delivered 41 ARJ21 airplanes to customers. COMAC is also the developer of the single-aisle trunkliner C919.
Guangzhou-headquartered China Southern is the largest airline in Asia, with a fleet of more than 860 airplanes by the end of 2019. The carrier is now using the ARJ21 to facilitate air travel in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Yangtze River Delta.
The ARJ21 is China's first turbofan regional passenger jetliner. Designed with a capacity of 78 to 90 seats and a range of 3,700 km, it can fly in alpine and plateau regions and adapt to varying airport conditions. Enditem