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 a.m. Beijing time (0245 GMT) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and arrive in Beijing Capital Airport at 1:10 p.m. On Tuesday, the Shanghai Stamp Collecting Corporation said a promotional stamp would commemorate the first flight of C919 on Sunday. China Eastern signed a contract for five C919s in March 2021 in the first commercial deal for the plane. China's Xinhua state news agency had said last year that the C919 would make its first commercial flight in the spring.
Source: The Standard May 26, 2023 04:00 UTC