China's second domestically developed C919 narrow-body aircraft was delivered to its operator Shanghai-based China Eastern airlines on Sunday.
It made its official flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 10:06 a.m. and arrived at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at 10:20 a.m. to join the airline. It is the second of five C919 aircraft China Eastern airlines has purchased from its developer, the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) with the same cabin layout.
The aircraft will join the first one to fly the route between Shanghai and Chengdu. It is expected to fly expanded routes in the future. As of July 12, the first C919 aircraft has carried out 87 commercial flights for about 250 hours, serving 11,095 passengers.