Air China takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900
Aug 13, 2018: Air China becomes the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of twin-engine widebody aircraft - A350-900 aircraft.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Air China’s A350-900 aircraft features a comfortable three-class cabin layout of 312 seats: 32 business, 24 premium economy and 256 economy. The airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes, followed by flights to international destinations.
As of July 2018, Air China operates an Airbus fleet of 201 aircraft, including 142 A320 Family aircraft and 59 A330 Family aircraft.
Due to its efficiency and comfort to the long-range market, the A350 family is particularly well suited to the needs of Asia-Pacific airlines.