Farnborough Airshow, July 16 – Airbus has confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet.
Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In addition to its domestic network, Sichuan Airlines now operates on over 30 international routes, including routes from Chengdu to Moscow, Sydney, Dubai and Vancouver. The airline also leased four A350 XWBs, with the first one to be delivered by this year.
The newly introduced A350 XWBs will be deployed on its non-stop long haul international routes, such as Chengdu to North America and Europe.