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Merpati postpones order of 40 ARJ 21-700 aircraft from COMAC

16-May-2012 9:40 AM

Merpati Nusantara Airlines postponed an order for 40 ARJ 21-700 aircraft from Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) due to the airline’s low current passenger load factors, according to Indonesia Today reports. President director Rudy Setyopurnomo stated the orders will be postponed until the airline’s load factor rises above 80%. To assist in improving the airline’s load factor, Mr Setyopurnomo said he will focus on increasing the airline’s marketing and ticketing operations.