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Air China places order for 100 COMAC C919s

by Jeffrey Teruel - Founder/Editor-Flights in Asia
Published on April 27, 2024


Air China has ordered 100 COMAC C919s.

Air China has ordered 100 COMAC C919s.

In a stock exchange filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange on April 26, the Beijing-based carrier said it has entered into an agreement with the Chinese state aircraft manufacturer for the purchase of 100 C919s. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled through 2031.

While Air China did not state the value of the order, the deal is reported to be worth around USD $10.8 billion (RMB 1.52 billion) based on list prices.

The order will add to Air China's China-made aircraft. Of the 500 aircraft that are part of Air China's fleet, the airline currently operates 25 ARJ-21s.

According to COMAC, the C919 program has secured more than 1000 orders for the Chinese-made competitor to Boeing's 737 and Airbus A320 families of aircraft. Air China's order is one of the biggest by a Chinese carrier, joining Shanghai-based China Eastern with its own order for 100 of the jets.

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