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China’s First Key Overseas Jet Customer Goes With Airbus Initially

A model of the Comac ARJ21.

A model of the Comac ARJ21.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloombrg

A new budget carrier meant to be the first international customer for China’s homegrown passenger jet is going with Airbus SE for its first plane, the carrier’s website shows.

Indonesian low-cost carrier PT TransNusa Aviation Mandiri may eventually have as many as six Airbus jets in its fleet, with a second due to arrive next month, a person familiar with the matter said, declining to be identified because the information is private.