Air China takes delivery of its first airbus A350-900

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BEIJING, August 24 , 2018 – China’s national flag carrier is the first Mainland China carrier to take ownership of the world’s newest twin engine widebody aircraft.  Delivered on Aug. 8 in Toulouse, France, the Rolls Royce Trent XWB-powered A350-900 features a comfortable three-class cabin layout of 312 seats:  32 business, 24 premium economy and 256 economy.

Air China operates an Airbus fleet of 201, including 142 A320 Family and 59 A330 Family aircraft.

The A350 XWB is an all new family of midsize widebody long-haul aircraft shaping the future of air travel.  It features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and new fuel-efficient Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines.  These latest technologies create unmatched levels of operational efficiency, 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions and substantially lower maintenance costs.

Air China’s A350s are initially servicing the daily Beijing (PEK)-Chengdu (CTU) route starting Aug. 15 and the Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (SHA) flight beginning Sept. 3.

The A350 family brings new levels of efficiency and comfort to the long-range market. Learn more.