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.
The plane features a unique joint livery that combines the Taiwan-based airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.
The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and New York departed Changi International Airport last night and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier.
The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB is capable of flying further in commercial service than any other aircraft, with a range of up to 9,700 nautical miles, or over 20 hours non-stop.
The first ultra-long-range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines has rolled out of the paintshop in the carrier’s livery. Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraft will undergo further testing before being delivered to the airline in the coming months.