China Eastern Airlines marked a significant milestone with the successful launch of first passenger flight with the COMAC C919 aircraft, almost five months after the COMAC delivered its first passenger C919 to China Eastern. The aircraft took to skies from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and touched down at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), carrying over than 130 passengers. The three-hour flight was greeted by traditional water cannon salute at PEK. In March 2021, China Eastern Airlines officially placed a firm order for five C919 aircraft from COMAC. The delivery of the first C919 took place in December 2022, and it
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