Low-cost Chinese carrier Urumqi Air is to take delivery of five ARJ21-700 aircraft from the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) by the end of 2019.
The carrier entered into an agreement with COMAC at the 12th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) today (6 November).
Urumqi Air will take delivery of two ARJ21-700s from COMAC by the end of this year and plans to receive three additional ARJ21-700s in 2019.
At the Farnborough International Airshow held in July 2018, HNA Group signed a letter of intent to buy 20 ARJ21 aircraft from COMAC. The 20 aircraft will be operated by HNA Group’s subsidiary Urumqi Air.
“The purchase of the new model is expected to inject new impetus into Urumqi Air and to help the airline expand its regional air network,” said Urumqi Air chairman, Han Luhai.
With outstanding performance in extremely cold and high-elevation environments, the ARJ21 can accommodate the taking off and landing conditions at airports in the central and western regions of China and navigate the complicated air routes in these regions. The aircraft is better equipped to meet the air route operating needs of Urumqi Air in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.