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China Express Air to buy 100 COMAC planes

Purchase of Chinese-made jets gives post-COVID-19 boost to manufacturer

China's home-grown C919 passenger jet is seen at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, in May 2017: China Express and COMAC will work together on aircraft design, the airline says.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China Express Airlines said on Wednesday it had signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to buy a total of 100 ARJ21 and C919 passenger aircraft for delivery from 2020.

The Guizhou-based regional airline did not provide details of the number of each model it wanted to buy, but said the two sides needed to hammer out the contractual details later on, a corporate filing to the Shenzhen stock exchange showed.

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