Airbus and Emirates Airline have finalised a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – the manufacturer’s newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at the Dubai Air Show by sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
British Airways’ first Airbus 350, registration G-XWBA, touched down at London Heathrow earlier. The plane features the airline’s newest generation business class seat, the Club Suite.
Customers can now book flights on Virgin Atlantic’s brand-new Airbus A350 aircraft. The new planes feature an entirely redesigned upper-class cabin, as well as the airline’s new social space - the Loft.
Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.
On January 28th next year, the first of eight new Airbus A350s will officially enter into long-haul service between Copenhagen and Chicago, one of the most popular SAS routes.
Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer.
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled details of its Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, which includes an entirely new Upper Class cabin, featuring a brand new suite and social space.
Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region.
Lufthansa Group has agreed deals for the purchase of a total of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft for its airlines. The 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 planes will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft.
China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of the twin-engine widebody aircraft.
Delta Air Lines has ordered ten additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding the A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer ten previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy.