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China Eastern, AVIC I continue regional startup trend.(RegionalNews)(Aviation Industries of China I)(China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.)(Brief article)

China Eastern Airlines confirmed plans to launch a new regional carrier in partnership with AVIC I, continuing a recent trend that has seen several companies invest in China's long-neglected regional market.

CEA's new western-based airline will operate mainly MA60s and the new ARJ21, which is scheduled to come off the assembly line by year end. It will compete in part with HNA Group's new Grand Xinhua Express, which launched in March, and the joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines and Mesa Air Group, Kunpeng Airlines. …

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