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China Eastern set to operate C919's first commercial flight tomorrow

May 27, 2023 00:00:00

BEIJING, May 26 (Reuters): China Eastern Airlines, the initial customer for the country's homegrown narrow-body jet C919, will launch the plane's first commercial flight on Sunday, the carrier's app showed on Friday.

The C919 flight will take off as flight number MU9191 at 10:45 am Beijing time (0245 GMT) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and arrive in Beijing Capital Airport at 1:10 pm.

It will fly a second time on Sunday afternoon back from Beijing to Shanghai, the app also showed. The commercial operation of the C919 marks a milestone in the country's hopes that the plane will break the longtime Airbus-Boeing duopoly in the world's airline manufacturing industry.

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