Genghis Khan Airlines takes delivery of its first ARJ21 jet

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Genghis Khan Airlines, a start-up air carrier headquartered at Hohhot Baita International Airport in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, received its first ARJ21 aircraft from the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).

The delivery marks the beginning of China’s indigenously developed jetliners’ scale operation.

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The airline is a venture of Inner Mongolia Communications Investment Group with support from the government of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, and it is planning to launch its first flights in early 2019.

The ARJ21 took off from Shanghai heading for Hohhot Baita International Airport in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday.