A passenger holds a boarding pass in the ARJ21 jet, Nov. 24, 2023. A commemorative boarding pass and other gifts were prepared for each passenger of the ARJ21, which has served more than 10 million passengers. (Photo: China News Service/ Sun Zifa)
(ECNS) -- China's domestically-produced ARJ21 regional jet of China Southern Airlines has served more than 10 million passengers by Friday as Flight CZ3892 took off from Guangzhou to Jieyang in Guangdong Province, marking a new milestone in the operation of home-made aircraft.
The ARJ21, or Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is the first short-medium range turbofan regional aircraft independently developed by China in accordance with international civil aviation regulations. It has a layout of 78 to 97 seats and a range of 2,225 to 3,700 kilometers.
Since the ARJ21 aircraft formally entered commercial operation in June 2016, a total of 117 aircraft have been delivered to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Tianjiao Airlines, Jiangxi Airlines, China Express, and TransNusaetc.
With more than 400 domestic and international routes to more than 140 cities, and nearly 1,800 flights per week, a nationwide route network has been initially formed.
Overseas operations have also been launched in Indonesia.